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Oppositional Consciousness free pdf How can human beings be induced to sacrifice their lives - even one minute of their lives - for the sake of the group? This question, central to understanding the dynamics of social movements, is at the heart of this collection of essays. The book conceptualizes and illustrates the complex patterns of negotiation, struggle, borrowing, and crafting that characterize what the editors term "oppositional consciousness" - an empowering mental state that prepares members of an oppressed group to undermine, reform, or even overthrow a dominant system. Each essay employs a recent historical case to demonstrate how oppositional consciousness actually worked in the experience of a subordinate group. Based on participant observation and interviews, chapters focus on the successful social movements of groups such as African Americans, people with disabilites, sexually harrassed women, Chicano workers, and AIDS activists. Ultimatly, this text aims to shed new light on the intricate mechanisms that drive the important social movements of our time.

About Jane J. Mansbridge

Jane Mansbridge is the Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and the editor of "Beyond Self-Interest." Aldon Morris is a professor of sociology at Northwestern University and coeditor, with Carol Mueller, of "Frontiers in Social Movement Theory."

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Author : Jane J. Mansbridge
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 02 January 2002
ISBN : 0226503615
EAN : 9780226503615
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 316 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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