This volume addresses the contested relationship between social stratification and social movements in three different ways: First, the authors address the relationship between social stratification and the emergence of protest mobilization. Second, the texts look at social stratification and social positions to explain variations in political orientations, as well as differing aims and interests of protestors. Finally, the volume focuses on the socio-structural composition of protestors. Social Stratification and Social Movements takes up recent attempts to reconnect research on these two fields. Instead of calling for a return of a class perspective or abandoning the classical social movement research agenda, it introduces a multi-dimensional perspective on stratification and social movements and broadens the view by extending the empirical analysis beyond Europe.
Table of Contents
1. Social Stratification and Social Movements: An Introduction
Sebastian Haunss and Sabrina Zajak
2. Social Movements, Stratification, and International Political Economy Integrating Insights
Sabrina Zajak and Christoph Sorg
3. Social Movement Unionism: Theoretical Foundation and Empirical Evidence
4. New Cleavages in the Knowledge Society? Social Movements and the Production, Use, and Valorization of Knowledge.
5. Class Counts, but Social Background Matters. Habitus-Structure Conflicts and Social Inequality in Protest Research
6. Crowd-Cleavage Alignment. Do Protest-Issues and Protesters’ Cleavage Position Align?
Marie Louise Damen, and Jacquelien van Stekelenburg
7. Adapting Environmental and Climate Justice to Local Political Struggles in South Africa
8. Movement Goals and Recruitment Strategies: How Mitigation and Adaptation Shape Inclusion in Climate Justice Projects
Joost de Moor
9. Mobilization of the Most Deprived – Insights from Brazilian Movements of Homeless People and Recyclable Materials Collectors
10. Social Movements and Intersectionality: The Case of Migrants’ Social Activism
Sabrina Zajak is leader of the Department Consensus and Conﬂict at the German Center for Integration and Migration Research, Berlin, and Assistant Professor for globalization conﬂicts, social movement and labour at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Institute for Social Movements, Germany. She is the author of Transnational Activism, Global Labour Governance, and China.
Sebastian Haunss is founding member of the Institute for Social Movement Studies (ipb) and Professor of Political Science at the University of Bremen Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM) where he leads the research group on Social Conﬂicts. He is author of Conﬂicts in the Knowledge Society: The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property.