Identity Work in Social Movements

9780816651399: Hardback
Release Date: 5th August 2008

9780816651405: Paperback
Release Date: 5th August 2008

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 312

Series Social Movements, Protest and Contention

University of Minnesota Press

Identity Work in Social Movements

Hardback / £65.00
Paperback / £21.99

Movements for social change are by their nature oppositional, as are those who join change movements. How people negotiate identity within social movements is one of the central concerns in the field.

This volume offers new scholarship that explores issues of diversity and uniformity among social movement participants. Featuring case studies that range widely—from Jewish resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Poland to antigay Christian movements in the United States to online white supremacy groups—the essays show how participants set aside issues of personal identity in order to merge together and how these processes affect mobilization and the attainment of goals.

Contributors: Mary Bernstein, Kimberly B. Dugan, Elizabeth Kaminski, Susan Munkres, Kevin Neuhouser, Benita Roth, Silke Roth, Todd Schroer, Verta Taylor, Jane Ward.