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Social Sciences and social movements: The theoretical Context

Travaglino, Giovanni A. (2014) Social Sciences and social movements: The theoretical Context. Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2158-2041. (doi:10.1080/21582041.2013.851406) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This manuscript situates the papers of this special issue within the broader context of social movement research. It discusses the historical and theoretical significance of the four main perspectives in the field of social movement, namely the collective behaviour paradigm, the resource mobilisation approach, the political opportunity model and the cultural turn in social movement studies. Each of these perspectives has highlighted the importance of different units and levels of analysis pertaining to the study of social movements, including the role of grievances, organisational and political structures and meanings associated with participation. As a result, the field is highly receptive to multidisciplinary dialogue and to relations of mutual influences among different disciplines. The next step in social movement studies consists in the elaboration of a coherent framework of research which links the different levels of analysis and dimensions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/21582041.2013.851406
Uncontrolled keywords: social protest, social movement, multidisciplinary, social sciences,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Giovanni Travaglino
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 06:48 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57660 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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