Social movements have shaped and are shaping modern societies around the globe; this is evident when we look at examples such as the Arab Spring, Spain’s Indignados and the wider Occupy movement. In this volume, experts analyse the ‘classic’ and new social movements from a uniquely global perspective and offer insights in current theoretical discussions on social mobilisation. Chapters are devoted both to the study of continental developments of social movements going back to the nineteenth century and ranging to the present day, and to an emphasis on the transnational dimension of these movements. Interdisciplinary and truly international, this book is an essential text on social movements for historians, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers and social scientists.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Towards a Global History of Social Movements by Stefan Berger and Holger Nehring. - PART I: Conceptual, Methodological and Theoretical Considerations 1. - Studying Social Movements: Some Conceptual Challenges by Dieter Rucht 2. - Subaltern Studies as a History of Social Movements in India by Rochona Majumdar 3. - Trans-Pacific Feminism: Writing Women’s Movement from a Transnational Perspective by Seonjoo Park. - PART II: Continental Perspectives on the History of Social Movements 4. - Social Movements in Latin America from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries by Claudia Wassermann. - 5 Dissident Political History: Social Movements in Northern America by Felicia Kornbluh 6. - European Social Protest, 1000 - 2000 by Marcel van der Linden 7. - Social Movements in Africa by Andreas Eckert 8. - Popular Movements in the Middle East and North Africa by John Chalcraft 9. - Social Movements in India, 1800 to the Present by Arvind Elangovan 10. - Subjectivation and Social Movements in Post-Colonial Korea by Jung Han Kim. - 11 The History of Social Movements in Australia by Sean Scalmer. - PART III: Social Movements in Transnational Historical Perspective. - 12. - From Cultural Wars to the Crisis of Humanity: Moral Movements in the Modern Age by Alexandra Przyrembel 13 . - Labour movements in Global Historical Perspective: Conceptual Eurocentrism and its Problems by Stefan Berger 14. - Myths, Big Myths and Global Environmentalism by Frank Uekötter 15. - Equality, Difference and Participation: the Women’s Movement in Global Perspective by Ilse Lenz 16. - Peace movements by Holger Nehring 17. - 1968: a Social Movement Sui Generis by Gerd Rainer Horn 18. - Terrorism between Social Movements, the State and Media Societies by Klaus Weinhauer 19. - Fascism as a Social Movement in a Transnational Context by Kevin Passmore 20. - Post-Fascist Right-Wing Social Movements by Fabian Virchow 21. - The Global Justice Movement – Resistance to Dominant Economic Models of Globalisation by Claudia Baumgarten 22. - The ‘Arab Spring’ in Global Perspectice: Social Movements, Changing Contexts and Political Transitions in the Arab World (2010 – 2014) by Nora Lafi. - Notes on Contributors. - Index