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Social Theory and Social Movements : Mutual Inspirations (Paperback)
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The volume will address two questions arising in the context of social movements: What do we learn about social movements by adopting the perspectives offered by specific social theories? Can the confrontation with social movements also help to further develop or revise these social theories? Social movements are not only a potential challenge to societies, they also challenge social theory. “Social Theory and Social Movements” systematically explores the implications of this social force for theory building in the social sciences.
From this double vantage point, the book discusses the theories of social movements of Niklas Luhmann, Jeffrey Alexander, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu and Judith Butler, as well as Rational Choice Theory, Relational Sociology and Organizational Neo-Institutionalism.
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: September 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-5661