The Politics of Protest Social Movements in America
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- Edition: 2nd
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 03/11/2014
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Politics of Protest opens with a short history of social movements in the United States, beginning with the development of the American Republic and outlining how the American constitutional design invites protest movements to offer continual challenges. It then discusses the social impulse to protest, considers the strategies and tactics of social movements, looks at the institutional response to protest, and finally examines the policy ramifications. Each chapter includes a brief narrative of a key movement that illustrates the topic covered in that chapter.
New to This Edition
* A new chapter on media and movements (Chapter 6: Protest and Communication: New and Old Media) that examines how media has changed in the past two decades, focusing in particular on online activism
* New discussions on such topics as the election of a black president, the emergence of the Tea Party movement, and the intensifying conflict regarding immigration policy
* More material on the successes of the gay and lesbian movement in promoting policy changes to marriage at the state level and in national military service