Social Movement Organizations: Guide to Research on Insurgent Realities

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Transaction Publishers, 1996 - Social Science - 421 pages
The authorative and richly detailed handbook is divided into three parts: (1) procedures for studying SMOs; (2) propositions or generalizations about them; and (3) perspectives or wider considerations relating to them. Included are discussions of such basic questions as: What causes SMOs and why do people join them? What are the beliefs and practices of SMOs? What effect do SMOs have, and what are the social reactions to them?
 

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Contents

Introduction What Social Movement Organizations SMOs Are and Why People Study Them
1
I What Are SMOs?
2
II Why Do People Study SMOs?
16
Notes
19
Steps One and Two Selecting Cases and Collecting Data
23
Pertinence Practicality Passion
25
Sources of Data and Types of Methods
29
Notes
45
Why Do People Join SMOs?
201
I Four Complications in the Study of Joining
202
Individual Variables
214
Structural Variables
226
IV Causal Logic Reiterated
236
V Membership Maintenance
237
VI Membership Consequences
242
VII Recruitment
245

Step Three Asking Questions
47
II Separating Aspects and Generic Questions
51
A Resource Matrix
60
Note
61
Step Four Answering Questions
63
I Generic Propositions as Answers to Questions
64
II MindSet in Answering Questions
75
III ImmersionInduction in Answering Questions
85
IV Physical Procedures in Answering Questions
87
V Frustration Anxiety Exhilaration in Answering Questions
91
A Checklist
92
Notes
96
What Are SMO Beliefs?
101
I SMO Beliefs Are Contextual Rather Than Inherent
102
Similarities
103
Differences
104
IV Questions and Answers about Variations in SMO Beliefs
120
Culture
128
Notes
136
How Are SMOs Organized?
139
Similarities
140
DifferencesVariations
141
III What Are SMO Structures?
149
IV Other DifferencesVariations and Structures
153
V Selected Other Questions and Answers about Given Variations
154
VI How Are SMOs Financed?
165
Notes
172
What Are Causes of SMOs?
175
I The Dependent Variable Reemphasized
176
II Organizing Causal Variables
177
III Causal Logic
179
IV MacroSMO Causal Variables
180
V MesoMicroSMO Causal Variables
192
VI Causes of SMO Differences
198
VII Sustaining Causes
199
Notes
254
What Are SMO Strategies?
257
Similarities
258
Differences
259
III Factors Affecting Selection and Change of Strategies
281
IV Effects of Strategies and SMO Success
289
V Other Questions and Answers about Strategy
301
Notes
303
What Are Reactions to SMOs?
305
II Primary Reactors and Types of Reaction
309
III Other Reactors
332
IV Potpourri of Other Reactions
336
Interaction
339
VI Other Questions
342
Notes
343
What Are Effects of SMOs?
345
Working Inventory
347
III Causes and Effects
353
Note
354
Dissecting Research Reports
357
II Dissection Questions
359
Note
363
Contextual Themes
365
II An Implicit Guide to Moral Philosophy
366
III A Leitmotif of Analytic Ethnography
367
IV Discipline and Empowerment in the SMO Focus
368
V Variations in Propositional Richness
370
AnswerImproving Not TheoryBashing
372
VII Cumulation and Its Problems
373
VIII Inquiry Is Always Unfinished
375
Notes
376
References
379
Index
405
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