Social Movements, 1768-2004

Social Movements, 1768-2004

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Westerners invented social movements during the 18th century, but after that social movements became vehicles of popular politics across the world. By locating social movements in history, prize-winning social scientist Charles Tilly provides rich and often surprising insights into the origins of contemporary social movement practices, relations of social movements to democratization, and likely futures for social movements.

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The author seeks to outline the common elements of social movements by tracing their origins and development in historical narrative. Placing the invention of the social movement in 18th century England, the United States, and Western Europe, he looks at the development of movement tactics of campaigns, associations and coalitions, and "WUNC displays" (representations of worthiness, unity, numbers, and commitment). He traces the development of movements up to the present, gradually expanding his geographic scope and focusing on the expansion of international communication and cooperation among social movement actors. A pair of final chapters following the chronological analysis examine the relationship between social movements and democratization. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, c2004
ISBN: 9781594510427
Characteristics: x, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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