Social Movements and Social Change


This book of readings is designed as a supplement to a general social change or specific social movement text. It is thus intended as an important first contribution to bridging the intradisciplinary gap in sociology. The 14 previously published and original contributions brought together here are grouped under 4 main divisions: (1) the impact of change upon movements, (2) movement strategies for change, (3) the effects of movements on change, and (4) the consequences of effecting change. The editor has contributed an extensive introduction on the interrelationships of change and a concluding chapter summarizing directions for the future. By providing a broad range of movements and a number of different social contexts he has provided a highly stimulating selection of readings.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Israel
  • Philip G. Altbach
  • Patti Peterson
  • Robert H. Lauer
  • Joseph R. Gusfield
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Carbondale, IL
Publication year:
  • 1976


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