In Tangled Up in Red, White, and Blue, Christine Kelly examines the role that progressive social movements might play in the recovery and expansion of democracy and justice in the new millennium. Kelly simultaneously combines an analysis of several modernization theses with a unique sense of the way that the American ideological and institutional context has shaped progressive social movements, for better and worse, in our era. Kelly candidly confronts contemporary American radicalism from the perspective of a movement participant-included is a rare treatment of the 1980's student movement- but with an eye on the future. Tangled Up in Red, White, and Blue is a bold and sophisticated study combining the frequently divorced interests of political theory, institutional analysis and social movement studies-both European and American.
Christine Kelly is assistant professor of political science and women's studies at the University of Northern Colorado.
Part 1 Theory and Social Movements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 New Social Movements and Modernity Chapter 4 Reason, Politics, and Social Movements Part 5 Social Movements and the American Context Chapter 6 Locke, Stock, and Barricades Chapter 7 Interest Group Liberalism and the Rise of Cultural Politics Chapter 8 Dis'-unity and the New Social Movements Part 9 Conclusion Chapter 10 Prospects for a More Reflexive Movement Ideology