Readings Index for Sociology 3324  -  "Social Movements"

          Readings found online as PDF files:

                Locher Chapter 1  - Introduction to Collective Behavior

                Locher Chater 2 - Social Contagion Theory

                Locher Chatper 3 - The Emergent Norm Perspective

                Locher Chapter 4 - The Value-Added Theory

                Locker Chapter 13 - Social Movements

                Locher Chapter 14 - Understanding Social Movements           


Reading from the Paper Textbooks:

(Note, in the list below, most chapters are from the text entitled The Social Movements Reader: Causes and Concepts (2nd ed). 

Where you see chapter titles in italics, those readings are from the book First Along the River.


First along the River, Chapter 1 through 4

Part I: Introduction:

1 Editors’ Introduction: Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper

Part II: When and Why Do Social Movements Occur?

2 The Civil Rights Movement (from Civil Rights: The 1960s Freedom Struggle): Rhoda Lois Blumberg

3 The Women’s Movement (from "The Origins of the Women’s Liberation Movement"): Jo Freeman

4 The Gay Liberation Movement (from Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities): John D’Emilio

5 The Iranian Revolution (from "Structural and Perceived Opportunity: The Iranian Revolution of 1979"): Charles Kurzman

Reading above here will be seen on Exam One

               IMP:  Please note that exam 2 is now scheduled for April 6th!!  (But don't stop reading when you covered the material for that exam or                           you'll find yourself  really cramming to get the material for the final read!).

First along the River, Chapters 5 through 8

Part III: Who Joins or Supports Movements?

6 The Free-Rider Problem (from The Logic of Collective Action): Mancur Olson

7 Recruits to Civil Rights Activism (from Freedom Summer): Doug McAdam

8 Middle-Class Radicalism and Environmentalism (from "Environmentalism, Middle-Class Radicalism and Politics"): Stephen Cotgrove and Andrew Duff

9 Who Are the Radical Islamists? (from "Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims"): Charles Kurzman

Part IV: Who Remains in Movements, and Who Drops Out?

10 Generating Commitment Among Students (from "Sacrifice for the Cause: Group Processes, Recruitment, and Commitment in a Student Social Movement"): Eric L. Hirsch

11 Sustaining Commitment Among Radical Feminists (from Feminist Generations): Nancy Whittier

12 True Believers and Charismatic Cults (from Bounded Choice): Janja Lalich

13 Disengaging from Movements (from The Social Psychology of Protest): Bert Klandermans

Part V: What Do Movement Participants Think and Feel?

14 World Views of Pro- and Anti-Abortion Activists (from Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood): Kristin Luker

15 Ideological Purity in the Women’s Movement (from Why We Lost the ERA): Jane J. Mansbridge

16 Are Frames Enough? (from "The Art of Reframing Political Debate"): Charlotte Ryan and William A. Gamson

17 The Emotions of Protest (from "The Emotions of Protest"): James M. Jasper

18 Classic Protest Songs: A List (from Contexts magazine)

Part VI: How Are Movements Organized?

19 Social Movement Organizations (from "Resource Mobilization and Social Movements: A Partial Theory"): John D. McCarthy and Mayer N. Zald

20 Organizational Repertoires (from "Organizational Repertoires and Institutional Change: Women’s Groups and the Transformation of U.S. Politics, 1890–1920"): Elisabeth S. Clemens

21 Transnational Environmental Activism (from "Politics Beyond the State: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics"): Paul Wapner

22 The Transnational Network for Democratic Globalization (from Social Movements for Global Democracy): Jackie Smith


Reading above here (and below the first line) will be seen on Exam 2


First along the River, Chapters 9 through 11

Part VII: What Do Movements Do?

23 Protest Tactics (from Rules for Radicals): Saul D. Alinsky

24 Tactical Innovation in the Civil Rights Movement (from The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement): Aldon Morris

25 The Strategic Uses of Identity by the Lesbian and Gay Movement (from "Celebration and Suppression"): Mary Bernstein

26 Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement (from "Guerrillas in Their Midst: Armed Struggle in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement"): Gay Seidman

27 Suicide Bombing (from "Six Lessons of Suicide Bombing"): Robert J. Brym

28 Everyday Life, Routine Politics, and Protest: Javier Auyero

Part VIII: How Do Institutions Influence Movements?

29 Farmworkers’ Movements in Changing Political Contexts (from "Insurgency of the Powerless"): J. Craig Jenkins and Charles Perrow

30 The Media in the Unmaking of the New Left (from The Whole World Is Watching): Todd Gitlin

31 What Shapes the West’s Human Rights Focus? (from Contexts magazine): James Ron, Howard Ramos, and Kathleen Rodgers

32 The Quest for International Allies (from "Merchants of Morality"): Clifford Bob

33 Global Corporations, Global Unions (from Contexts magazine): Stephen Lerner

Part IX: Why Do Movements Decline?

34 The Decline of the Women’s Movement (from "What Happened to the Women’s Movement?"): Barbara Epstein

35 The Dilemmas of Identity Politics (from "Must Identity Movements Self-Destruct? A Queer Dilemma"): Joshua Gamson

36 The Repression/Protest Paradox in Central America (from "A Protest Cycle Resolution of the Repression/Popular Protest Paradox"): Charles Brockett

37 Counterinsurgency (from Contexts magazine): Ian Roxborough

Part X: What Changes Do Movements Bring About?

38 Defining Movement "Success" (from The Strategy of Social Protest): William A. Gamson

39 How Social Movements Matter (from Contexts magazine): David S. Meyer

40 The Personal Consequences of Protest (from "Explaining the Political and Personal Consequences of Protest"): Darren E. Sherkat and T. Jean Blocker

41 Environmental Justice (from "Poisoning the Planet: The Struggle for Environmental Justice"): David Naguib Pellow and Robert J. Brulle