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Published: 08 July 1999

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195126044

Bookseller Code (04)

Social Movements in Advanced Capitalism

The Political Economy and Cultural Construction of Social Activism

Steven M. Buechler

Building on a critical overview of current social movement theory, this book presents a structural model for analuzing social movements in advanced capitalism that locates them within global, national, regional and local structures. Buechler discusses a redirection of social movement theory that restores a critical, structural, macro-level, and historical emphasis to sociological theorizing about social movements. Clearly presented, this is a thoughtful introduction to the sociological study of social movements, linking the theoretical traditions that comprise the core of the discipline to the subfield of social movements. It is an excellent supplementary text for any advanced undergraduate or graduate class on collective action and social movements.

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