The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2008 - Social Science - 530 pages
In The Art of Moral Protest, James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of how social movements work. Jasper highlights their creativity, not only in forging new morals but in adopting courses of action and inventing organizational forms.

"A provocative perspective on the cultural implications of political and social protest."—Library Journal
 

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Contents

1 The Art of Protest
1
PART ONE BASIC APPROACHES
17
PART TWO BIOGRAPHY CULTURE AND WILLINGNESS
101
PART THREE MOVEMENT CULTURE
181
PART FOUR PROTEST AND THE BROADER CULTURE
267
PART FIVE A NORMATIVE VIEW
335
Appendix on Evidence
381
Notes
387
Bibliography
449
Index
485
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Page v - Matter of scorn, not to be given the foe. However, I with thee have fixed my lot, Certain to undergo like doom; if death Consort with thee, death is to me as life; So forcible within my heart I feel The bond of nature draw me to my own, My own in thee, for what thou art is mine; Our state cannot be severed, we are one, One flesh; to lose thee were to lose myself.

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