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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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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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Why David Sometimes Wins

Marshall Ganz.

May 2009; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 384 pages.

This book tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' ground-breaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural...

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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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Sociology

Edited by Janeen Baxter.

Published online July 2011.

Research Guide. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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Multiculturalism

Ali Rattansi.

September 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 200 pages.

Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction believes that multiculturalism is in terminal crisis. It has been blamed for undermining national identity, diluting social cohesion, creating...

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Narrative Politics

Frederick W. Mayer.

May 2014; published online May 2014.

Book. Subjects: social theory; social movements and social change. 176 pages.

This book seeks to answer two questions: one theoretical, the other empirical. How do individuals come together to act collectively in their common interest? Why is it that those who...

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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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