Stories Identities And Political Change

✏Book Title : Stories Identities and Political Change
✏Author : Charles Tilly
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages : 257
✏ISBN : 0742518825
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Stories Identities and Political Change Book Summary : Table of contents

📒Regimes And Repertoires ✍ Charles Tilly

✏Book Title : Regimes and Repertoires
✏Author : Charles Tilly
✏Publisher : University of Chicago Press
✏Release Date : 2010-02-15
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9780226803531
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Regimes and Repertoires Book Summary : The means by which people protest—that is, their repertoires of contention—vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible signs of popular social movements, yet produce many citizen protests against arbitrary, predatory government. Less effective and undemocratic governments like the Sudan’s, meanwhile, often experience regional insurgencies and even civil wars. In Regimes and Repertoires, Charles Tilly offers a fascinating and wide-ranging case-by-case study of various types of government and the equally various styles of protests they foster. Using examples drawn from many areas—G8 summit and anti-globalization protests, Hindu activism in 1980s India, nineteenth-century English Chartists organizing on behalf of workers' rights, the revolutions of 1848, and civil wars in Angola, Chechnya, and Kosovo—Tilly masterfully shows that such episodes of contentious politics unfold like loosely scripted theater. Along the way, Tilly also brings forth powerful tools to sort out the reasons why certain political regimes vary and change, how the people living under them make claims on their government, and what connections can be drawn between regime change and the character of contentious politics.

✏Book Title : Democratization and Memories of Violence
✏Author : Mneesha Gellman
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-08-05
✏Pages : 226
✏ISBN : 9781317358312
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Democratization and Memories of Violence Book Summary : Ethnic minority communities make claims for cultural rights from states in different ways depending on how governments include them in policies and practices of accommodation or assimilation. However, institutional explanations don’t tell the whole story, as individuals and communities also protest, using emotionally compelling narratives about past wrongs to justify their claims for new rights protections. Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic minority rights movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador examines how ethnic minority communities use memories of state and paramilitary violence to shame states into cooperating with minority cultural agendas such as the right to mother tongue education. Shaming and claiming is a social movement tactic that binds historic violence to contemporary citizenship. Combining theory with empirics, the book accounts for how democratization shapes citizen experiences of interest representation and how memorialization processes challenge state regimes of forgetting at local, state, and international levels. Democratization and Memories of Violence draws on six case studies in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador to show how memory-based narratives serve as emotionally salient leverage for marginalized communities to facilitate state consideration of minority rights agendas. This book will be of interest to postgraduates and researchers in comparative politics, development studies, sociology, international studies, peace and conflict studies and area studies.

📒Partisan Publics ✍ Ann Mische

✏Book Title : Partisan Publics
✏Author : Ann Mische
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 2009-07-26
✏Pages : 456
✏ISBN : 0691141045
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Partisan Publics Book Summary : During the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil struggled to rebuild its democracy after twenty years of military dictatorship, experiencing financial crises, corruption scandals, political protest, and intense electoral contention. In the midst of this turmoil, Ann Mische argues in this remarkable book, youth activists of various stripes played a vital and unrecognized role, contributing new forms of political talk and action to Brazil's emerging democracy. Drawing upon extensive and rich ethnography as well as formal network analysis, Mische tracks the lives of young activists through intersecting political networks, including student movements, church-based activism, political parties, nongovernmental organizations, and business and professional organizations. She probes the problems and possibilities they encountered in combining partisan activism with other kinds of civic involvement. In documenting activists' struggles to develop cross-partisan publics of various kinds, Mische explores the distinct styles of communication and leadership that emerged across organizations and among individuals. Drawing on the ideas of Habermas, Gramsci, Dewey, and Machiavelli, Partisan Publics highlights political communication styles and the forms of mediation and leadership they give rise to--for democratic politics in Brazil and elsewhere. Insightful in its discussion of culture, methodology, and theory, Partisan Publics argues that partisanship can play a significant role in civic life, helping to build relations and institutions in an emerging democracy.

✏Book Title : Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change
✏Author : Hazel Reid
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2014-08-27
✏Pages : 202
✏ISBN : 9781317909293
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change Book Summary : In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience and hope. Contributors draw from a rich body of auto/biographical research to examine the role of narrative and how it can be constructed to compose a life story, considering the roles of significant others, inspirational, educational and fictional characters, and those in myth and legend. The book discusses how personal narrative, often neglected in social and psychological enquiry, can be a valuable resource across a range of settings. Reference is made to the evolving role of narrative in education and health care, medicine and psychotherapy. This includes how particular narratives are hardwired into culture in ways that stifle personal and social understanding. Rather than providing a ‘how to’ guide, the book illustrates the range and power of narrative, including poetry, to re-awaken senses of self and agency in extremis. Each chapter draws on specific research, describing the context, explaining the methodology, and illuminating important findings. Discussing implications for research and practice, this book will be key reading for postgraduate and doctoral students in auto/biographical and narrative studies, and across a range of disciplines, including education, health and social care, politics, counselling and psychotherapy. It will be of interest to academics teaching research methods, and those developing biographical and auto/biographical narrative research.

✏Book Title : The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology
✏Author : H. Dekker
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2016-04-30
✏Pages : 475
✏ISBN : 9781137291189
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology Book Summary : This collection recalibrates the study of political psychology through detailed and much needed analysis of the discipline's most important and hotly contested issues. It advances our understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive political phenomena while showcasing a range of approaches in the study of these phenomena.

✏Book Title : Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media
✏Author : C. Archetti
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2012-10-29
✏Pages : 218
✏ISBN : 9781137291387
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media Book Summary : We cannot truly understand - let alone counter - terrorism in the 21st century unless we also understand the processes of communication that underpin it. This book challenges what we know about terrorism, showing that current approaches are inadequate and outdated, and develops a new communication model to understand terrorism in the media age.

✏Book Title : Political Identity and Social Change
✏Author : Jamie Frueh
✏Publisher : SUNY Press
✏Release Date : 2003-01-01
✏Pages : 236
✏ISBN : 0791455475
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Political Identity and Social Change Book Summary : Explores issues of political identity and the social changes that ended apartheid in South Africa.

✏Book Title : Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites
✏Author : Elazar Barkan
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-11-11
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9780231538060
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites Book Summary : This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of "sharing," exploring when and why sharing gets interrupted—or not—by conflict, and the policy consequences. These essays map the choreographies of shared sacred spaces within the framework of state-society relations, juxtaposing a site's political and religious features and exploring whether sharing or contestation is primarily religious or politically motivated. Although religion and politics are intertwined phenomena, the contributors to this volume understand the category of "religion" and the "political" as devices meant to distinguish between the theological and confessional aspects of religion and the political goals of groups. Their comparative approach better represents the transition in some cases of sites into places of hatred and violence, while in other instances they remain noncontroversial. The essays clearly delineate the religious and political factors that contribute to the context and causality of conflict at these sites and draw on history and anthropology to shed light on the often rapid switch from relative tolerance to distress to peace and calm.

✏Book Title : Protest with Chinese Characteristics
✏Author : Ho-fung Hung
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2011-05-31
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780231525459
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Protest with Chinese Characteristics Book Summary : The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends. Hung samples from mid-Qing petitions and humble plaints to the emperor. He revisits rallies, riots, market strikes, and other forms of contention rarely considered in previous studies. Drawing on new world history, which accommodates parallels and divergences between political-economic and cultural developments East and West, Hung shows how the centralization of political power and an expanding market, coupled with a persistent Confucianist orthodoxy, shaped protesters' strategies and appeals in Qing China. This unique form of mid-Qing protest combined a quest for justice and autonomy with a filial-loyal respect for the imperial center, and Hung's careful research ties this distinct characteristic to popular protest in China today. As Hung makes clear, the nature of these protests prove late imperial China was anything but a stagnant and tranquil empire before the West cracked it open. In fact, the origins of modern popular politics in China predate the 1911 Revolution. Hung's work ultimately establishes a framework others can use to compare popular protest among different cultural fabrics. His book fundamentally recasts the evolution of such acts worldwide.