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Social Theory and Social Movements


Social movements are not only a potential challenge to
societies, they also challenge social theory. This volume looks at social
movements and social movement research through the lens of different social
theories. What can social movement studies learn from these theories? And: What
can these theories learn from the analysis of social movements? From this
double vantage point, the book discusses the theories of Michel Foucault,
Pierre Bourdieu, Niklas Luhmann, Jeffrey Alexander, and Judith Butler, as well
as rational choice theory, relational sociology, and organizational
neo-institutionalism.