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Social Movements

Social Movements
Concepts, Experiences and Concerns

Edited by:
  • Biswajit Ghosh - Professor, Department of Sociology, Burdwan University, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
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February 2020 | 452 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A comprehensive textbook that deals with the issue of social movements from both theoretical and contextual points of view and analyses major cognitive concerns of social movements across disciplines.

In contemporary times, social movements are a matter of everyday discourse among researchers, teachers, planners and politicians, administrators and law-enforcing machineries, social activists and common people alike. The book begins by locating social movements within broad and contemporary social processes. It explains the meaning, basic features, origins and types, and the basic perspectives of social movements. It goes on to deal with the major experiences of nine social movements in India, namely, peasant, tribal, Naxalite, Dalit, working class, women, ethnic, student and youth, and environmental movements. The book also analyses the role of information technology, media, civil society, NGOs and the middle class in the spread and continuation of such movements. The experiences of queer, new religious, and anti-systemic and anti-displacement movements would also help readers understand how globalization has offered new avenues of protest to diverse sections of the population.

Key Features:

•             Analyses the major theoretical concerns of social movements and uses them to analyse specific social movements in India and other parts of the globe

•             Provides the genealogy, growth and impact of prominent social movements in India and abroad

•             Includes pedagogically rich content, which closely follows UGC course curriculum guidelines for the subject

Social Movements : Conceptual Dimensions
Biswajit Ghosh and Rabindra Garada
Concepts, Issues and Approaches to Social Movements
Jyotiprasad Chatterjee
Social Movements and Their Types
Subhasis Bandyopadhyay
The Dynamic Triad: State, Market and Social Movement
Swatahsiddha Sarkar
Social Change and Social Movements: Issues of Leadership and Ideology
Rabindra Garada
Ebb and Flow of Social Movements in Liberal Democracy
Social Movements in India
Jyotiprasad Chatterjee
Peasant and Farmers' Movements
Chandan Kumar Sharma and Bhaswati Borgohain
Tribal Movements
Biswajit Ghosh
Naxalite and Maoist Movements
Vivek Kumar
Dalit Movements
Biswajit Ghosh and Tanima Choudhuri
Working Class Movements
Ritu Sen Chaudhuri
Women’s Movement
Biswajit Ghosh
Ethnic Identity Movements
Shoma Choudhury Lahiri
Environmental Movements
Anirban Banerjee
Student and Youth Movements
Globalisation and Social Movements
Sthitapragyan Ray
Globalization, Information Technology, Media and Social Movements
Binti Singh
Democracy, Governance and Movement: Civil Society, NGOs and Middle Class
Banhishikha Ghosh
Queer Movements
Rajeev Dubey
Globalization and New Religious Movements
Sumit Saurabh Srivastava
Anti-systemic Social Movements: Arguments and Counter-arguments
Pankaj Kumar
Social Movements against Displacements
Shweta Shukla
Movements against Globalization


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ISBN: 9789353287399