This volume takes up the question of the connection between social movements and societal structures, addressing the neglect in social movement studies of the role of social stratification as a reason or cause for protest. Exploring the link between protest mobilization and social stratification, it challenges the assumption that with regard to social inequality, social movements are expressions of antagonistic class interests. Presenting case studies that put the European experience of social mobilization into broader, comparative perspective, Social Stratification and Social Movements connects social stratification to the emergence of protest, and its impact on the structure of society thus contributing to the development of theory dealing with the evolution and consequences of social movements.
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, Recruitment Strategies, and Stratification: 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
Published in conjunction with Mobilization: An International Quarterly, the premier research journal in the field, this series publishes a broad range of research in social movements, protest and contentious politics. This is a growing field of social science research that spans sociology and political science as well as anthropology, geography, communications and social psychology. Enjoying a broad remit, the series welcomes books on the following topics: social movement networks; social movements in the global South; social movements, protest, and culture; personalist politics, such as living environmentalism, guerrilla gardens, anticonsumerist communities, and anarchist-punk collectives; and emergent repertoires of contention.