1st Edition

The Persistent Activist
How Peace Commitment Develops And Survives

ISBN 9780367294779
Published September 13, 2019 by Routledge
200 Pages

USD $149.95

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Book Description

This book explores the movement experience of thirty Colorado peace activists, whose names are changed to conceal their identities. It provides a brief summary of the main currents of collective action theory, noting some of the existing research about participation in social movements.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Peace Action -- Beliefs and Peace Action -- Availability and Opportunity -- Developing Commitment -- Vision, Effectiveness, and Urgency -- Social Support and Cross Pressures -- Strategies of Persistence -- Activism and Personal Growth -- How Peace Commitment Survives -- Collective and Creative Action -- Epilogue -- Further Comments on the Literature -- Interview Guide: Persisters*

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