Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of Participation in Social Movements

Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of Participation in Social Movements

Catherine Corrigall-Brown


requested to call an activist, many of us think about a person like Cesar Chavez or Rosa Parks—someone uniquely and passionately dedicated to a reason. but, two-thirds of american citizens file having belonged to a social stream, attended a protest, or engaged in a few kind of contentious political job. Activism, in different phrases, is anything that the majority of humans interact in. This ebook examines those extra universal stories to invite how and whilst humans decide to have interaction with political causes.

Corrigall-Brown finds how person features and existence reviews effect the pathway of participation, illustrating that the context and interval during which an individual engages are serious. this can be the genuine photograph of activism, one within which many folks have interaction, in a mess of the way and with various levels of continuity. This e-book demanding situations the present conceptualization of activism and pushes us to extra systematically learn the various ways in which contributors perform contentious politics over their lifetimes.

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