Protest and Culture: Concepts and Approaches in Social Movement Research — An Introduction

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


Culture has become a very prominent concept in social movement research. Despite its omnipresence, however, the concept of culture is often employed in an unsystematic and unnecessarily limited fashion. This is crucially due to the fact that culture is frequently used as a simple addition to existing models rather than as an approach in its own right. Recent approaches have started to address some of these shortcomings but remain marginal. This volume aims to systematize the different concepts of culture in social movement research by comparing approaches, assessing (theoretical) shortcomings, and presenting new ways of cultural analysis in the study of social movements and protest.


Social Movement American Sociological Review Collective Identity Cultural Approach Social Movement Research 
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