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McAdam, Doug

Works: 87 works in 340 publications in 4 languages and 12,320 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Doug McAdam
Dynamics of contention by Doug McAdam( )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past two decades the study of social movements, revolution, democratization and other non-routine politics has flourished. And yet research on the topic remains highly fragmented, reflecting the influence of at least three traditional divisions. The first of these reflects the view that various forms of contention are distinct and should be studied independent of others. Separate literatures have developed around the study of social movements, revolutions and industrial conflict. A second approach to the study of political contention denies the possibility of general theory in deference to a grounding in the temporal and spatial particulars of any given episode of contention. The study of contentious politics are left to 'area specialists' and/or historians with a thorough knowledge of the time and place in question. Finally, overlaid on these two divisions are stylized theoretical traditions - structuralist, culturalist, and rationalist - that have developed largely in isolation from one another."
Social movements and networks : relational approaches to collective action by Mario Diani( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title examines the extent to which a network approach should inform research on collective action. By exploring how networks affect individual contributions to collective action in both democratic and non-democratic organizations
Freedom Summer by Doug McAdam( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1964, over one thousand volunteers--most of them white, northern college students--arrived in Mississippi to register black voters and staff "freedom schools" as part of the Freedom Summer campaign organized by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Within ten days, three of them were murdered; by the summer's end, another had died and hundreds more had endured bombings, beatings, and arrests. Less dramatically, but no less significantly, the volunteers encountered a "liberating" exposure to new lifestyles, new political ideologies, and a radically new perspective on America and on themselves. Doug McAdam offers the first book to gauge the impact of Freedom Summer on the project volunteers and the period we now call "the turbulent sixties." Tracking down hundreds of the original project applicants, and combining hard data with a wealth of personal recollections, he has produced a riveting portrait of the people, the events, and the era. McAdam discovered that during Freedom Summer, the volunteers' encounters with white supremacist violence and their experiences with interracial relationships, communal living, and a more open sexuality led many of them to "climb aboard a political and cultural wave just as it was forming and beginning to wash forward." Many became activists in subsequent protests--including the antiwar movement and the feminist movement--and, most significantly, many of them have remained activists to this day
Deeply divided : racial politics and social movements in postwar America by Doug McAdam( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping look at American politics from the Depression to the present, Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos argue that party politics alone is not responsible for the mess we find ourselves in. Instead, it was the ongoing interaction of social movements and parties that, over time, pushed Democrats and Republicans toward their ideological margins, undermining the post-war consensus in the process ... In Deeply Divided, McAdam and Kloos depart from established explanations of the conservative turn in the United States and trace the roots of political polarization and economic inequality back to the shifting racial geography of American politics in the 1960s
Political process and the development of Black insurgency, 1930-1970 by Doug McAdam( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic work of sociology, Doug McAdam presents a political-process model that explains the rise and decline of the black protest movement in the United States. Moving from theoretical concerns to empirical analysis, he focuses on the crucial role of three institutions that foster protest: black churches, black colleges, and Southern chapters of the NAACP. He concludes that political opportunities, a heightened sense of political efficacy, and the development of these three institutions played a central role in shaping the civil rights movement. In his new introduction, McAdam revisits the civil rights struggle in light of recent scholarship on social movement origins and collective action."--Jacket
Occupy the future by David Grusky( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the Occupy movement has challenged the gap between American principles and American practice--and how we can realize our most cherished ideals
Comparative perspectives on social movements : political opportunities, mobilizing structures, and cultural framings by Doug McAdam( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together a set of essays that focus upon mobilization structures and strategies, political opportunities, and cultural framing and ideologies. The essays are comparative and include studies of eastern Europe, the U.S., Italy, etc
How social movements matter( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together several well-known scholars, this volume offers an assessment of the consequences of social movements in Western countries. Policy, institutional, cultural, short- and long-term, and intended and unintended outcomes are among the types of consequences the authors consider in depth. They also compare political outcomes of several contemporary movements -- specifically, women's, peace, ecology, and extreme right-wing movements -- in different countries. Book jacket."--Jacket
Rethinking social movements : structure, meaning, and emotion by Jeff Goodwin( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark volume brings together some of the titans of social movement theory in a grand reassessment of its status. For some time, the field has been divided between a dominant structural approach and a cultural or constructivist tradition. The gaps and misunderstandings between the two sides-as well as the efforts to bridge them-closely parallel those in the social sciences at large. This book aims to further the dialogue between these two distinct approaches to social movements and to show the broader implications for social science as a whole as it struggles with issues including cult
A theory of fields by Neil Fligstein( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order-from political movements to market meltdowns-is one of the enduring problems of social science. A Theory of Fields draws together far-ranging insights from social movement theory, organizational theory, and economic and political sociology to construct a general theory of social organization and strategic action. In a work of remarkable synthesis, imagination, and analysis, Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam propose that social change and social order can be understood through what they call strategic action fields. They posit that these fields are the general building blocks of political and economic life, civil society, and the state, and the fundamental form of order in our world today. Similar to Russian dolls, they are nested and connected in a broader environment of almost countless proximate and overlapping fields. Fields are mutually dependent; change in one often triggers change in another. At the core of the theory is an account of how social actors fashion and maintain order in a given field. This sociological theory of action, what they call "social skill," helps explain what individuals do in strategic action fields to gain cooperation or engage in competition. To demonstrate the breadth of the theory, Fligstein and McAdam make its abstract principles concrete through extended case studies of the Civil Rights Movement and the rise and fall of the market for mortgages in the U.S. since the 1960s. The book also provides a "how-to" guide to help others implement the approach and discusses methodological issues. With a bold new approach, A Theory of Fields offers both a rigorous and practically applicable way of thinking through and making sense of social order and change-and how one emerges from the other-in modern, complex societies."--Publisher's website
From contention to democracy( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting social movements in their place : explaining opposition to energy projects in the United States, 2000-2005 by Doug McAdam( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reports the results of a comparative study of 20 communities earmarked for environmentally risky energy projects. The authors find the overall level of emergent opposition to the projects very low, and they seek to explain that variation and impact it had on the proposed projects"--
Social movements : readings on their emergence, mobilization, and dynamics by Doug McAdam( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective behavior and social movements : process and structure by Gary T Marx( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings on social movements : origins, dynamics and outcomes( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of social and political movements( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises over 400 entries about major social and political movements and related collective phenomena throughout segments of history and across the world: from the antislavery movement, to the Tiananmen Square student protests of 1989, to the Arab Spring
Movimientos sociales: perspectivas comparadas : oportunidades políticas, estructuras de movilización y marcos interpretativos culturales( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se ha logrado reunir e integrar en este volumen un conjunto de ensayos de gran riqueza analítica y contextual, obra de especialistas europeos y norteamericanos en movimientos sociales. Dichos trabajos se centran en tres factores generales que afectan al surgimiento y desarrollo de dichos movimientos: oportunidades políticas, estructuras de movilización y procesos de creación de marcos interpretativos. El libro ofrece una oportuna clarificación de conceptos, recurriendo a una perspectiva comparada que contribuye a la comprensión de las categorías analíticas centrales. De este modo, el estudio en su conjunto proporciona una contribución muy destacada al estudio y análisis de los movimientos sociales, tanto en los Estados Unidos como fuera de ellos
Dinámica de la contienda política by Doug McAdam( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social movements and organization theory( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organization theory and social movement theory are two of the most vibrant areas within the social sciences. This collection of original essays and studies both calls for a closer connection between these fields and demonstrates the value of this interchange. Two introductory, programmatic essays by leading scholars in the two fields are followed by nine studies that directly illustrate the benefits of this type of cross-pollination and two closing essays. The studies variously examine the processes by which movements become organized and the role of movement processes within and among organizations. The topics covered range from globalization and transnational social movement organizations to community recycling programs."--Jacket
Zi you zhi xia by Maikeyadang( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dynamics of contention
Social movements and networks : relational approaches to collective actionFreedom SummerPolitical process and the development of Black insurgency, 1930-1970Comparative perspectives on social movements : political opportunities, mobilizing structures, and cultural framingsHow social movements matterRethinking social movements : structure, meaning, and emotionFrom contention to democracySocial movements : readings on their emergence, mobilization, and dynamics
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Doug McAdam American sociologist

Doug McAdam sociólogo estadounidense

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