Third edition coming June 2012!
This expanded second edition of Tilly’s widely acclaimed 2004 book brings this analytical history of social movements fully up to date. Tilly and Wood cover such recent topics as immigrants’ rights, new media technologies, anti-Olympic organizing in China, new mobilizations against the Iraq War, and the role of bloggers and Facebook in social movement activities. Coverage of these and other recent events serve to expand further the book’s seminal theorizing and conceptualization of how social movements grew from eighteenth-century Europe to eventually fuel popular movements all over the world.
To view Power Point slides of the last undergraduate course of Charles Tilly (with Ernesto Castaneda) in Spring 2007, which are related to his Paradigm book with Sidney Tarrow, Contentious Politics, please click here.
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New to the Second Edition
- Discusses social networking sites like Facebook and the role of bloggers in movements including the prodemocracy uprising in Burma in 2007.
- Examines the networks that underlie immigrant rights organizing in the United States, anti-Olympics organizing in China, and the ongoing mobilizations against the Iraq War.
- Analyzes current trends in technology, inequalities, global civil society, and policing, and their effects on protest.
- Adds discussion questions to each chapter for the first time.
Students will appreciate the vivid examples from around the world (including a fantasy of seventeenth-century figures John Wilkes and Samuel Adams trying to discern the effectivesness of Iraq War demonstrators).
- Shows how social movements are changing, including the impact of new technologies and globalization.
- Traces the evolution of social movements from inceptions to decline.
- Explores fundamental questions such as "How does democratization really occur?"
- Considers the relation of movements to identity, citizenship, and capital, and questions whether social movements are viable in authoritarian states.
“Tilly is able to view history from an exceptional height in this short, highly readable book without losing attention to historical complexities. This book presents the lifelong thinking of a leading scholar and sets important research agendas for students of social movements in the twenty-first century. Essential for all collections.”
“Takes its readers on a tour of modern world history to show that within less than two and a half centuries a distinct political form arrived—the social movement. … Tilly’s recognition of changing political environments for movements is a step forward to looking at how this institutionalized political form actually hinges on the state–society relationship in contemporary societies.”
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Chapter 1: Social Movements as Politics
Chapter 2: Inventions of the Social Movements
Chapter 3: Nineteenth-Century Adventures
Chapter 4: Twentieth-Century Expansion and Transformation
Chapter 5: Social Movements Enter the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 6: Democratization and Social Movements
Chapter 7: Futures of Social Movements
Publications on Social Movements by Charles Tilly, 1977-2008