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The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture


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Published in conjunction with Mobilization: An International Quarterly, the premier research journal in the field contentious politics, this series publishes research in social movements, protest and strategies of resistance. This is an expansive area of study that includes research in sociology and political science, as well as from communications, geography, social psychology, and anthropology. The series welcomes proposals on a range of topics and theoretical perspectives, including movement strategies and organization, new communication technologies, protest in the global South, resistance in different state systems, cultural movements, identity politics, and more.

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Exiled Activism Political Mobilization in Egypt and England

Exiled Activism: Political Mobilization in Egypt and England

1st Edition

By David McKeever
October 30, 2020

This book examines the relationship between exile and activism. Drawing on interviews with activists exiled to England following the military coup d’état in Egypt as an illustrative case, it considers whether exile presents any barrier to meaningful political participation. Through a comparison of ...

Power and Protest at an American University No Confidence, No Fear

Power and Protest at an American University: No Confidence, No Fear

1st Edition

Edited By Ellen Carnaghan, Kathryn E. Kuhn
October 28, 2020

This book examines the successful no-confidence movement led by faculty at Saint Louis University in 2013 in an effort to unseat the university president, considering the reasons for success when similar movements often fail. Through a series of chapters written by faculty from many disciplines at ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Hank Johnston, Pamela Oliver
July 08, 2020

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 ...

Nationalist Movements Explained Comparisons from Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Switzerland

Nationalist Movements Explained: Comparisons from Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Switzerland

1st Edition

By Maurice Pinard
May 20, 2020

This book examines nationalist movements in four ethnically plural countries, one of which has no previous experience of such movements at the national level. Presenting comparisons of the cases of Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain, including descriptions of the social, economic, and ...

Social Movements and Organized Labour Passions and Interests

Social Movements and Organized Labour: Passions and Interests

1st Edition

By Jürgen R. Grote, Claudius Wagemann
January 14, 2020

This book is about the building of alliances and about joint activities between two groups of social movement actors ascribed increasing relevance for the functioning and the eventual amendment of democratic capitalism. The chapters provide a well-balanced mix of theoretical and empirical accounts ...

Protesting Gender The LGBTIQ Movement and its Opponents in Italy

Protesting Gender: The LGBTIQ Movement and its Opponents in Italy

1st Edition

By Anna Lavizzari
December 11, 2019

Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Italy among political activists of the LGBTIQ movement and the traditionalist movement during the “anti-gender” campaign, this book provides a dynamic picture of their sustained interactions. Through an analysis of the contentious strategies, discourses, and ...

Social Stratification and Social Movements Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on an Ambivalent Relationship

Social Stratification and Social Movements: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on an Ambivalent Relationship

1st Edition

Edited By Sabrina Zajak, Sebastian Haunss
November 27, 2019

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 ...

When Citizens Talk About Politics

When Citizens Talk About Politics

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Edited By Clare Saunders, Bert Klandermans
August 02, 2019

This book offers novel insights into the way in which people talk about politics across various countries. Drawing on focus groups research in nine countries, including ‘mature’ democracies, post-communist ‘new’ democracies and post-authoritarian ‘new’ democracies, it offers comparative reflection ...

Cycling A Sociology of Vélomobility

Cycling: A Sociology of Vélomobility

1st Edition

By Peter Cox
April 02, 2019

Cycling: A Sociology of Vélomobility explores cycling as a sociological phenomenon. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, it considers the interaction of materials, competencies and meanings that comprise a variety of cycling practices. What might appear at first to be self-evident ...

Crisis and Social Mobilization in Contemporary Spain The 15M Movement

Crisis and Social Mobilization in Contemporary Spain: The 15M Movement

1st Edition

Edited By Benjamín Tejerina, Ignacia Perugorría
January 31, 2019

The year 2011 marked the emergence of a series of mobilizations of the indignant that spread like wildfire around the world—from the Arab Spring to Europe, and soon afterwards to Occupy Wall Street, the Spanish 15M was pivotal to the transnational diffusion of protest. This volume analyzes the ...

Social Movements, Nonviolent Resistance, and the State

Social Movements, Nonviolent Resistance, and the State

1st Edition

Edited By Hank Johnston
January 29, 2019

This volume probes the intersections between the fields of social movements and nonviolent resistance. Bringing together a range of studies focusing on protest movements around the world, it explores the overlaps and divergences between the two research concentrations, considering the dimensions of...

Activating China Local Actors, Foreign Influence, and State Response

Activating China: Local Actors, Foreign Influence, and State Response

1st Edition

By Setsuko Matsuzawa
January 23, 2019

This book examines the effects of the transnational social and environmental advocacy of foreign NGOs in China. Based on three case studies, including China’s first participatory development project, its first successful case of transnational anti-dam activism, and its first national park project, ...

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