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Racism, class, urban politics, citizenship, middle-class radicalism, and education-all are integral factors when examining the phenomena of social movements. In Social Movements and Social Classes, an esteemed international cast of contributors focuses on these and other inherent issues in social movements and social class from the perspective of collective action. The contributors examine how integrative and expansive collection action is in the constitution of modern societies, review and discuss the various analytical approaches used to explain the foundations for collective action, and analyze the ways that social struggles penetrate political life--with further reflections on culture and democracy. An original contribution to the understanding of social movements, social classes, and collective action, this book is essential reading for scholars and students in sociology, political science, urban studies, cultural studies, and ethnic studies.
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