On the study of urban social movements

Pickvance, Chris G. (2003) On the study of urban social movements. In: Webster, F. and Dimitrou, B., eds. Manuel Castells. Masters of Modern Social Thought, 1 . Sage, London, pp. 57-73. ISBN 076194043X . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The article makes a critical assessment of the approach to urban protest developed by Manuel Castells and colleagues. Problems are identified in the definition of the term urban social movement, the identifation of their effects and the theoretical assumptions made about the central and local state. The approach is shown to neglect the mobilization process, and to ignore effects obtained by conventional institutional methods of demand-making. The advantages of a social network approach to mobilization are shown.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Chris Pickvance
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2008 13:32
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 15:02
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11143 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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