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INVITED RESOURCE: Labor and Social Movements
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labor movement
social movement
social movement theory

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Milkman, Ruth. 2016. “INVITED RESOURCE: Labor and Social Movements”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, August. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


ASA President Ruth Milkman and her colleague James M. Jasper explore the study of labor and social movements in this graduate level seminar. The study of unions and labor movements was, at one time, integral to the sociological study of social movements. In recent decades, however, "new" social movements have moved to center stage. This course explores...

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Collective Behavior/Social Movements
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Students will investigate a topic related to the divergence of labor movement and social movement theory, research or practice.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Students are required to write a 20 page paper (empirically grounded research paper, a literature review, or a research proposal) on a topic related to the course material.

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