Monday, February 16, 2009

Two Treatises of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration or The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

Two Treatises of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration

Author: John Lock

Among the most influential writings in the history of Western political thought, John Locke's Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration remain vital to political debates today, more than three centuries after they were written. The complete texts appear in this volume, accompanied by interpretive essays by three prominent Locke scholars. Ian Shapiro's introduction places Locke's political writings in historical and biographical context. John Dunn explores both the intellectual context in which Locke wrote the Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration and the major interpretive controversies surrounding their meaning. Ruth Grant offers a comprehensive discussion of Locke's views on women and the family, and Shapiro contributes an essay on the democratic elements of Locke's political theory. Taken together, the texts and essays in this volume offer invaluable insights into the history of ideas and the enduring influence of Locke's political thought.

Author Biography: Ian Shapiro is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor and chair, Department of Political Science, Yale University. John Dunn is professor of social and political science at Cambridge University. Ruth Grant is professor of political science at Duke University.

Rethinking the Western Tradition Series

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The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements

Author: David A Snow

The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars. Covering a diverse range of topics in the field of social movement studies, this volume offers an illuminating guide to understanding the dynamics and operation of social movements within the modern, global world.

The abundance of social movement activity throughout the world, both violent and nonviolent, has made the study of social movements a valuable resource for helping students and scholars to engage and understand their own social world. Issues covered in this one volume include: historical, political, and cultural contexts; leadership; organizational dynamics; social networks and participation; consequences and outcomes; and synthetic overviews of major social movements, including labor, anti-war, women’s, religious, ethnic and national, and environmental movements.

Table of Contents:
1Mapping the Terrain3
2Protest in Time and Space: The Evolution of Waves of Contention19
3The Strange Career of Strain and Breakdown Theories of Collective Action47
4Political Context and Opportunity67
5The Cultural Contexts of Collective Action: Constraints, Opportunities, and the Symbolic Life of Social Movements91
6Resources and Social Movement Mobilization116
7Beyond the Iron Law: Rethinking the Place of Organizations in Social Movement Research155
8Leadership in Social Movements171
9Movement Allies, Adversaries, and Third Parties197
10Policing Social Protest217
11Bystanders, Public Opinion, and the Media242
12"Get up, Stand up": Tactical Repertoires of Social Movements262
13Diffusion Processes within and across Movements294
14Transnational Processes and Movements311
15Networks and Participation339
16The Demand and Supply of Participation: Social-Psychological Correlates of Participation in Social Movements360
17Framing Processes, Ideology, and Discursive Fields380
18Emotional Dimensions of Social Movements413
19Collective Identity, Solidarity, and Commitment433
20The Legislative, Organizational, and Beneficiary Consequences of State-Oriented Challengers461
21Personal and Biographical Consequences489
22The Cultural Consequences of Social Movements508
23The Consequences of Social Movements for Each Other531
24The Labor Movement in Motion555
25Feminism and the Women's Movement: A Global Perspective576
26Environmental Movements608
27Antiwar and Peace Movements641
28Ethnic and Nationalist Social Movements666
29Religious Movements694

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