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Racialized Protest and the State
Resistance and Repression in a Divided America

ISBN 9780367263539
Published July 8, 2020 by Routledge
250 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bringing together leading scholars of social movements and protest, this volume offers an up-to-date overview of several of the key ethnic and racial movements in the contemporary United States. The organizations, strategies, and challenges of the Black Lives movement, mainstream Black organizations, the Mexican-American Dreamer groups, immigrant-rights mobilizations, Arab-American resistance, and White nationalism are all examined by situating them in a rapidly evolving and—in many ways—increasingly unfavorable state context. With empirical studies linked by their dialogue with theories of social movement and protest, and, in particular, recent trends that emphasize the dynamic relations among social movement groups and organizations, Racialized Protest and the State also considers the multiciplicity of state players and the roles of hostile civic actors who oppose the movements' challenges. A cutting-edge analysis of an increasingly important dimension of contentious politics in complex and diverse Western societies, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology and politics with interests in social movements, nonviolent resistance, protest campaigns, and ethnic mobilization.

Table of Contents

1. Pacification and Resistance in Racialized States: A Comparative View

Hank Johnston and Pamela Oliver

2. Defensive Adaptations: NAACP Responses to the U.S. Post-Racial Project 1970–1990

Belinda Robnett

3. Resisting Repression: The Black Lives Movement in Context

Pamela Oliver

4. Racist Policing, Practical Resonance, and Frame Alignment in Ferguson

Joshua Bloom and Zachary David Frampton

5. Active Abeyance, Political Opportunity, and the "New" White Supremacy

Pete Simi and Robert Futrell

6. The Biographical Consequences of Repression: Arab Americans in Post-9/11 America

Wayne A. Santoro and Marian Azab

7. Localized Political Contexts: Undocumented Youth Mobilization During Hostile Times

Edelina M. Burciaga and Lisa M. Martinez

8. Gaining a Voice: Storytelling and Undocumented Youth Activism in Chicago

Thomas Swerts

9. Racial, Ethnic, and Immigration Protest During Year One of the Trump Presidency

Kenneth T. Andrews, Neal Caren and Todd Lu

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Hank Johnston is Professor of Sociology and Hansen Chair of Peace and Nonviolence Studies at San Diego State University, USA. His recent books include Social Movements, Nonviolent Resistance, and the State, What is a Social Movement?, and States and Social Movements.

Pamela Oliver was the Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and is now Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an internationally recognized scholar of social movements and protest, and author of numerous research articles in sociology’s leading journals.