Political Sentiments and Social Movements

The Person in Politics and Culture

  • Claudia Strauss
  • Jack R. Friedman

Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society book series (CMAS)

About this book


This unique volume is about how ordinary people construct political meanings, form political emotions and identities, and become involved in or disengaged from political contests. Drawing on psychological anthropology, it illustrates the complexities of political subjectivities through engaging personal stories that complicate our understanding of the relationship between culture and politics. Chapters examine the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street in the United States, third gender activism in India, Rastafari in Jamaica, Courage to Refuse in Israel, the environmental movement in the U.S., Salafi movements in northern Nigeria, post-socialist labor politics in Romania, and anti-immigrant activism in Denmark.


Psychological Anthropology Political consciousness Activisim Occupy Tea Party Danish Exclusionary India Israeli soldiers

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudia Strauss
    • 1
  • Jack R. Friedman
    • 2
  1. 1.Pitzer CollegeClaremontUSA
  2. 2.Center for Applied Social ResearchUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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