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The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, Hardback Book



THE WILEY BLACKWELL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL MOVEMENTS The definitive reference work on the subject, The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements presents comprehensive coverage of significant social movements, revolutions, and collective events in different historical periods worldwide.

With more than 600 alphabetically organized peer-reviewed entries, this authoritative resource explores a vast array of different social protests and collective action initiatives while contextualizing the social worlds in which they emerge and operate.

Throughout this unprecedented five-volume set, entries written and revised by an international team of leading scholars address both historical and contemporary topics ranging from the French, Russian and Chinese Communist revolutions to the global women’s movement and the American civil rights movement against racial segregation and discrimination, to the Arab Spring, spread of global Salafism and Pentecostalism, and the rise of white supremacy as a worldwide movement.

The expanded second edition of the Encyclopedia features more than 200 new entries covering the cultural and political developments of the past decade, such as contemporary environmentalism, the rise of populist, nationalist movements, the Black Lives Matter protests, the January 6 assault on the United States Capitol, the “me too” movement against sexual abuse and harassment, the anti-vaccine movement, independence movements in Hong Kong and Catalonia, and more.

Incorporating diverse theoretical perspectives, concepts, and methodologies, The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements is the must-have reference for advanced students and researchers in the fields of social movements, sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, and social psychology.

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