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Activists forever? (2019)

long-term impacts of political activism

in: Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics

Abstract

Activists Forever? explores the consequences of political involvement on an individual's life. While much of the research in this area has focused on the motivations of entire protests groups, the editors of this volume propose an approach that focuses on actors. This book examines political involvement's socio-biographical effects, or the ways in which political commitment generates or modifies dispositions to act, think, and perceive, in a way that is either consistent with or in contrast to the results of previous socialization. The contents explore what political involvement leads to rather than what causes involvement. Using a variety of case studies, this collection of essays provides global coverage with a focus on participation in major protests in the 1960s and significantly broadens our understanding by looking outside the United States. These essays look at the lasting effects of activists' knowledge, connections, and symbolic capital on their future participation in politics, as well as their personal and professional lives.

Keywords

Protest movements, Political activists, Political sociology

Sprachen

Englisch

Verlag

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781108690928, 9781108428729, 9781108450942

Seiten

xix, 339

DOI

10.1017/9781108690928

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