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The Art of Moral Protest

Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

The Art of Moral Protest

Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

In The Art of Moral Protest, James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of how social movements work. Jasper highlights their creativity, not only in forging new morals but in adopting courses of action and inventing organizational forms.

"A provocative perspective on the cultural implications of political and social protest."—Library Journal

530 pages | 13 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1997

Culture Studies

Sociology: Social Change, Social Movements, Political Sociology

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Pt. 1: Basic Approaches
Pt. 2: Biography, Culture, and Willingness
Pt. 3: Movement Culture
Pt. 4: Protest and the Broader Culture
Pt. 5: A Normative View
Appendix on Evidence
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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