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Social Movements A Cognitive Approach by Ron Eyerman, Andrew Jamison

Social Movements A Cognitive Approach



Social Movements A Cognitive Approach by Ron Eyerman, Andrew Jamison

Social movements are now a popular subject of sociological investigation. This timely book offers a new approach to the study of such movements, integrating American and European approaches. The authors are particularly concerned with the processes which transform groups of individuals into social movements, and which give social movements their active orientation. They examine the success and failure of social movements in comparative terms, comparing different historical periods as well as political cultures.


a Eyerman and Jamison have written a pathbreaking book that simultaneously places previous theories of collective behaviour in sociohistorical perspective while developing their own cognitive approach to social movements.a Choice a Readable and well documented. I would recommend Eyerman and Jamisona s book to all scholars who are interested in social movements.a ANZJS

About the Author

At the time of writing this book, Ron Eyerman was Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Andrew Jamison was Senior Lecturer within the Research Policy Institute, both at the University of Lund, Sweden.

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Publication date

1st January 1991


Ron Eyerman, Andrew Jamison

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Polity Press


192 pages


Social groups
Social, group or collective psychology
Cognition & cognitive psychology



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