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Socjologiczna refleksja na temat ruchów społecznych
A Sociological Reflection on Social Movements

Author(s): Michał Nowosielski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Zachodni im. Zygmunta Wojciechowskiego

Summary/Abstract: The article is a theoretical introduction to the problem of social movements. Its objective is to draw attention to the fact that the various theories of social movements should not be treated as rival but complementary theories, since each brings into relief a different set of problems pertaining to the same broadly defined subject matter. The following issues are discussed: beginnings of sociological reflection on social movements, theories of collective action, mobilization of resources, social constructionism and theories of new social movements. The last part of the article brings an overview of the areas of interest of particular theories of social movements.

  • Issue Year: 339/2011
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 3-28
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish