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Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics

Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics

Sidney Tarrow, Ron Aminzade, Doug McAdam, William H. Sewell, Jr, Jack Goldstone, Elizabeth J. Perry, Charles Tilly
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  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521001557

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  • The aim of the book is to highlight and begin to give "voice" to some of the notable "silences" evident in recent years in the study of contentious politics. The coauthors hope to redress the present topical imbalance in the field. In particular, the authors take up seven specific topics in the volume: the relationship between emotions and contention; temporality in the study of contention; the spatial dimensions of contention; leadership in contention; the role of threat in contention; religion and contention; and contention in the context of demographic and life-course processes.

    • Co-authored by seven of the most accomplished scholars in the field
    • Focus on various neglected topics in the field
    • Broad geographical and interdisciplinary focus
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    "This excellent book is indispensable for those who think there is nothing new in the study of social movements." Journal of Interdisciplary History

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    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521001557
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Silence and voice in the study of contentious politics: an introduction Sidney Tarrow
    2. Emotions and contentious politics Ron Aminzade and Doug McAdam
    3. Space in contentious politics William H. Sewell, Jr.
    4. Temporality in the study of social movements and revolutions Doug McAdam and William H. Sewell, Jr
    5. Leadership dynamics and the dynamics of contention Ron Aminzade, Jack Goldstone and Elizabeth J. Perry
    6. The scared, religious, and secular in contentious politics: blurring boundaries Jack Goldstone and Elizabeth J. Perry
    7. Threat (and opportunity): popular action and state response in the dynamics of contentious action Jack Goldstone and Charles Tilly
    8. Contention in demographic and life-course context Jack Goldstone and Doug McAdam
    9. Harmonizing the voices: thematic continuity across the chapters Doug McAdam.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Social Movements, Protest and Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • Authors

    Ronald R. Aminzade

    Jack A. Goldstone, University of California, Davis

    Doug McAdam, Stanford University, California

    Elizabeth J. Perry, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    William H. Sewell, University of Chicago

    Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University, New York

    Charles Tilley


    Sidney Tarrow, Ron Aminzade, Doug McAdam, William H. Sewell, Jr, Jack Goldstone, Elizabeth J. Perry, Charles Tilly

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