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Social Theory and Social Movements

Mutual Inspirations

  • Jochen Roose
  • Hella Dietz
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About this book

Introduction

Social movements are not only a potential challenge to societies, they also challenge social theory. This volume looks at social movements and social movement research through the lens of different social theories. What can social movement studies learn from these theories? And: What can these theories learn from the analysis of social movements? From this double vantage point, the book discusses the theories of Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Niklas Luhmann, Jeffrey Alexander, and Judith Butler, as well as rational choice theory, relational sociology, and organizational neo-institutionalism.

Contents
  • Paths of Innovation in Social Movement Research Theory
  • Discourse, Power and Governmentality
  • Social Movements and the Rationality of Choice
  • Bourdieu Meets Social Movements
  • Social Movements and Sociological Systems Theory
  • Inequality, Inclusion, and Protest
  • Social Movements and Neo-Institutionalism
  • Judith Butler and the Politics of Protest
  • Networks, Interaction, and Conflict
Audience
The book is addressed to students, scholars and researchers in the field of social movement studies as well as those interested in social theory, social change, and the role of social movements in society.
Editors
Dr. Jochen Roose is Professor for Social Sciences at the Willy Brandt Zentrum of the University Wrocław, Poland.
Dr. Hella Dietz works at the Institute for Sociology at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany.

Keywords

Social Movements Social Theory Michel Foucault Pierre Bourdieu Govermenentality System Theory Jeffrey Alexander Social Inequality

Editors and affiliations

  • Jochen Roose
    • 1
  • Hella Dietz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WrocławWilly Brandt Center for German and Europ University of WrocławWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Institut für SoziologieGeorg-August University of Göttingen Institut für SoziologieGöttingenGermany

About the editors

Dr. Jochen Roose is Professor for Social Sciences at the Willy Brandt Zentrum of the University Wrocław, Poland.

Dr. Hella Dietz works at the Institute for Sociology at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany.

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