Social Movements and Global Social Change teaches students not only about how social change occurs but also about how social movements can contribute to this change. The book links two concepts in sociology that are often related in real life, but that can seem disconnected in traditional approaches to teaching these courses.
The book examines different types of social movements, including those often ignored in social change textbooks, such as riots, migration, and disorganized protest. It also looks at citizens' rights and inequality in connection to social movements and change. The book features global perspectives and examples throughout.
Robert K. Schaeffer is professor of global sociology at Kansas State University. He is the author of several books, including Understanding Globalization.
1: Social Movements and Global Social Change 2: The New Republic 3: The Rise of the Republics 4: Dictatorship and Division in the Republics 5: The Democratization of the Republics 6: The Expansion of Citizenship in the United States 7: Persistent Inequalities 8: The Further Expansion of Citizenship 9: Social Movements and Global Social Change 10: Aspiring Social Movements 11: Altruistic Social Movements 12: Restrictionist Social Movements 13: Theories and Opportunities