Black flags and social movements

A sociological analysis of movement Anarchism

by Dana M. Williams

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Anarchism may be the most misunderstood political ideology of the modern era-it's surely one of the least studied social movements by English-speaking scholars. Black Flags and Social Movements addresses this deficit with an in-depth analysis of contemporary anarchist movements, as interpreted by social movement theories and the analytical tools of political sociologists. Using unique datasets-gathered by anarchists themselves-Williams presents longitudinal and international analyses that focus upon who anarchists are (similar, yet, different from classic anarchists) and where they may be found (most countries in the world, but especially in European and North American cities). Even though scholars have studiously avoided the contradictions and complications that anti-state movements present for their theories, numerous social movement ideas, including political opportunity, new social movements, and social capital theory, are relevant and adaptable to understanding anarchist movements. Due to their sometimes limited numbers and due to their identities as radical anti-authoritarians, anarchists often find themselves collaborating with numerous other social movements, bringing along their values, ideas, and tactics. Williams helps to demystify anarchist movements, using these various sociological vantage points. Black Flags and Social Movements will interest sociologists, social movement students, and anarchist studies scholars.
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Anarchism may be the most misunderstood political ideology of the modern era-it's surely one of the least studied social movements by English-speaking scholars. Black Flags and Social Movements addresses this deficit with an in-depth analysis of contemporary anarchist movements, as interpreted by social movement theories and the analytical tools of political sociologists. Using unique datasets-gathered by anarchists themselves-Williams presents longitudinal and international analyses that focus upon who anarchists are (similar, yet, different from classic anarchists) and where they may be found (most countries in the world, but especially in European and North American cities). Even though scholars have studiously avoided the contradictions and complications that anti-state movements present for their theories, numerous social movement ideas, including political opportunity, new social movements, and social capital theory, are relevant and adaptable to understanding anarchist movements. Due to their sometimes limited numbers and due to their identities as radical anti-authoritarians, anarchists often find themselves collaborating with numerous other social movements, bringing along their values, ideas, and tactics. Williams helps to demystify anarchist movements, using these various sociological vantage points. Black Flags and Social Movements will interest sociologists, social movement students, and anarchist studies scholars.

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Anarchism may be the most misunderstood political ideology of the modern era-it's surely one of the least studied social movements by English-speaking scholars. Black Flags and Social Movements addresses this deficit with an in-depth analysis of contemporary anarchist movements, as interpreted by social movement theories and the analytical tools of political sociologists. Using unique datasets-gathered by anarchists themselves-Williams presents longitudinal and international analyses that focus upon who anarchists are (similar, yet, different from classic anarchists) and where they may be found (most countries in the world, but especially in European and North American cities). Even though scholars have studiously avoided the contradictions and complications that anti-state movements present for their theories, numerous social movement ideas, including political opportunity, new social movements, and social capital theory, are relevant and adaptable to understanding anarchist movements. Due to their sometimes limited numbers and due to their identities as radical anti-authoritarians, anarchists often find themselves collaborating with numerous other social movements, bringing along their values, ideas, and tactics. Williams helps to demystify anarchist movements, using these various sociological vantage points. Black Flags and Social Movements will interest sociologists, social movement students, and anarchist studies scholars.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: November 2017
  • 9781526105554 / 1526105551
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 29.95 USD
  • Manchester University Press
  • Readership: College/higher education; Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 234 X 156 mm
  • Series: Contemporary Anarchist Studies
  • Reference Code: 7793