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Social Movements 1768 - 2018

4th Edition

By Charles Tilly, Ernesto Castañeda, Lesley J Wood

Routledge

328 pages

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Social Movements 1768-2018 provides the most comprehensive historical account of the birth and spread of social movements. Renowned social scientist Charles Tilly applies his synthetic theoretical skills to explain the evolution of social movements across time and space in an accessible manner full of historical vignettes and examples. Tilly explains why social movements are but a type of contentious politics to decrease categorical inequalities. Questions addressed include what are the implications of globalization and new technologies for social movements, and what are the prospects for social movements? The overall argument includes data from mobilizations in England, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Russia, China, India, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Iraq, and Kazakhstan.

This new edition has been fully updated and revised with young researchers and students in mind. New case studies focus on social movements in Mexico, Spain, and the United States including Black Lives Matter, immigrants’ rights struggles, The Indignados, the Catalan movement for independence, #YoSoy132, Ayotzinapa43, mass incarceration and prisoner rights, and more. Timelines are included to familiarise the reader with the events discussed and discussion questions are framed to increase understanding of the implications, limits, and importance of historical and ongoing social movements.

Reviews

This new edition of Tilly’s excellent book is much more than a simple update. Castañeda very helpfully combines the historical and theoretical complexity of Tilly’s original monograph with the accessibility of an undergraduate textbook to produce in one small space almost everything a course on social movements needs. The addition of new contemporary case studies—thoughtfully chosen and analyzed here and written collaboratively with Castañeda’s students––brings to life Tilly’s conceptual framework and provides a ready-made lesson plan to teach this framework for social movement analysis to graduate and undergraduate students. The cases are international in scope and include a focus on the role of social media and the internet where these new technologies have played important roles in movement mobilization. This new edition has also expanded the original chapter discussion questions and added a whole new set of research questions for the case studies that are guaranteed to generate good classroom discussions and interesting essays. Highly recommended! Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, Whittier College

Charles Tilly (1929-2008) was one of our most insightful and imaginative analysts of social movements and related forms of political contention. His remarkable knowledge of contentious politics spanned centuries and continents. This accessible volume introduces readers to Tilly's ideas about the historical invention and global spread of social movements. And in this edition Tilly's students (and their students) bring the story right up to the present, drawing on Tilly's concepts to make sense of collective protest in the 21st century, including the immigrant rights movement, the Indignados and Occupy movement, and the Black Lives Matter movement. This volume will interest readers new to social movements as well as practiced scholars. Jeff Goodwin, New York University

This new edition of Social Movements builds on Charles Tilly and Lesley J. Wood’s now-classic work. Tilly’s position on what social movements are, how they operate, and why—and crucially, how they relate to other kinds of political action and what social movements are not—as ever provides needed clarity in an otherwise often-muddy field. Through a case-study approach, Ernesto Castañeda now builds a new story onto the already-impressive edifice: a guide for contemporary students to how Tilly’s approach can help us to make sense of what’s going on in contemporary movements, and also to see what might be changing in the landscape of contentious politics. John Krinsky, City University of New York

Table of Contents

Preface to First Edition

Preface to Second and Third Editions

Preface to Fourth Edition

Timeline for Part I

Part I. A Theory and History of Social Movements

1. Social Movements as Politics

2. Inventions of the Social Movement

3. Nineteenth-Century Adventures

4. Twentieth-Century Expansion and Transformation

5. Social Movements Enter the Twenty-First Century

6. Democratization and Social Movements

7. Futures of Social Movements

Part II. Case Studies Contemporary Social Movements

8. Analyzing Contemporary Social Movements

9. The Movement for Immigrant Rights

10. Challenging the 1 Percent: The Indignados and Occupy

11. The Movement for Catalan Independence

12. Social Movements in Contemporary Mexico

13. The Movement for Black Lives

14. Mass Incarceration and Prisoner Rights

15. Anonymous: Digital Vigilantes

Discussion Questions

References

Publications on Social Movements by Charles Tilly

Index

About the Authors

Charles Tilly was Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University. He is the author of fifty books including The Vendée: A Sociological Analysis of the Counter-Revolution of 1793 (Harvard University Press 1964); Durable Inequality (University of California Press 1999); Contentious Performances (Cambridge University Press 2008); and coauthored with Sidney Tarrow Contentious Politics (2nd Edition, Oxford University Press 2015).

Ernesto Castañeda is the author of A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona (Stanford University Press 2018), coeditor with Cathy L. Schneider of Collective Violence, Contentious Politics, and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader (Routledge 2017), and editor of Immigration and Categorical Inequality: Migration to the City and the Birth of Race and Ethnicity (Routledge 2018).

Lesley J. Wood is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at York University in Toronto. She is the author of Charles Tilly, one of the premier sociologists of our time, published more than 50 influential books. Lesley Wood, Associate Professor of Sociology at York University in Toronto, Canada, is the author of Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing (Pluto Press 2014); and Direct Action, Deliberation and Diffusion: Collective Action after the WTO Protests in Seattle (Cambridge University Press 2014).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General