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Protest, Contention & Social Movements
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Conley, Jim. 2010. “Protest, Contention &Amp; Social Movements”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The course focuses on four aspects of social movements: i) the social organizational bases of mobilization; ii) cultural framing and collective identities; iii) political opportunities and interactions among allies, opponents and state agencies; iv) the dynamics of contentious action itself. Case studies are used to illustrate general mechanisms and...

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Collective Behavior/Social Movements
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College 300

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