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Oppositional Consciousness: The Subjective Roots of Social Protest (Hardback)
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Oppositional Consciousness: The Subjective Roots of Social Protest (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 02/01/2002
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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.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226503615
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 552 g
Dimensions: 232 x 158 x 23 mm

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