Bring the passion and potential of social movements to life
Protest, Activism, and Social Movements is a thematic overview of the study of social movements in Canada, covering key topics such as framing, identity, tactics, repression, digital media, and globalization. With an engaging narrative style, case studies, and empirical examples from Canadian and global movements that are solidly grounded in theory, this text brings the passion and potential of social movements to life for Canadian students.
Kathleen Rodgers is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Ottawa. A political sociologist interested in the study of social movements, citizenship, and political imaginaries in Canada and elsewhere, Kathleen Rodgers has published on the women's movement in Canada, transnational human rights organizations, and Inuit activism as well as more theoretical themes in the study of social movements. Her most recent projects investigate the use of digital media by activists and Indigenous responses to large-scale mining projects. She recently published Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia with UBC Press (2014) and co-edited Protest and Politics: The Promise of Social Movement Societies (UBC Press, 2015).
"The introduction to the book is an absolute long-awaited masterpiece. In the space of one short chapter the author gives a broad and profound introduction to the nature of social movements and the forces that are at work.... Overall, this book is deceptive in its brevity.... In brief, it tricks the reader into acquiring a very comprehensive instruction without realizing it. That is the hallmark of all great books." --Benet Davetian, University of Prince Edward Island
"An excellent framing of social movements from the Canadian context- key insights on contemporary movements and demonstrates lucid understanding of social movement literature debates." --Dan Bousfield, Western University