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Democracy and Its Institutions

André Béteille.

November 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 228 pages.

Democracy was inspired by the lofty ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. These ideals led many countries to challenge the absolutist monarchies of the past....

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Remembering Revolution

Srila Roy.

October 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 264 pages.

Remembering Revolution explores the gendered politics of leftwing cultures and practices of violence. It is a study of women’s role and involvement in the late 1960s radical...

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Caring for Our Own

Sandra R. Levitsky.

May 2014; published online June 2014.

Book. Subjects: gerontology and ageing; social movements and social change. 224 pages.

Aging populations and changes in health care, household structure, and women’s labor force participation over the last half century have created a “crisis in care”: demand for care of the...

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Women in War

Jocelyn Viterna.

November 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change; gender and sexuality. 288 pages.

Over the past several decades, women have joined insurgent armies in significant and surprising numbers. Why do women become guerrilla insurgents? What experiences do they have in guerrilla...

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Mobilizing Piety

Rachel Rinaldo.

September 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 272 pages.

In the post 9/11 world, Islam and feminism are widely viewed as incompatible. Sociologist Rachel Rinaldo’s ethnography of Muslim and secular women activists in Jakarta, Indonesia highlights...

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Revolution in Nepal

Edited by Marie Lecomte-Tilouine.

September 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 448 pages.

This comprehensive study of the People’s War in Nepal is deliberately polycentric. It offers an anthropological and historical approach to the movement, combining micro history and...

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Human Rights as Practice

Jayshree P. Mangubhai.

October 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 304 pages.

This book is based on ethnographic fieldwork in three villages in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where Dalit women engage in struggles to secure or protect livelihood entitlements...

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The consumer in public services

Edited by Richard Simmons, Martin Powell and Ian Greener.

April 2009; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 304 pages.

This book challenges existing stereotypes about the ‘consumer as chooser’. It shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as...

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Subversive citizens

Edited by Marian Barnes and David Prior.

July 2009; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 248 pages.

Many of the recent reforms in public services in the UK have been driven by the image of the ‘responsible citizen’ – the service user who not only has rights to receive services but also...

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Gypsies and Travellers in housing

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields.

July 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 280 pages.

This groundbreaking study examines two neglected areas in studies of housing and minority groups and of social relations between different marginalized communities. First, the book examines...

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