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Understanding Activism

Understanding Activism

Craig McGarty (Editor), Anna Kende (Editor), Nicola Curtin (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-32087-6

Jul 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

190 pages

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Activists are people who actively work for social or political causes and especially those who work to encourage other people to support those causes. Mass collective action is unlikely to occur without the involvement of activists. Including recent research from Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and studies of global online activists, this issue highlights multi-method approaches to studying activists and activism across a variety of different regional, issue-based, and socio-political contexts. In addition to contributing to ongoing theoretical and empirical discussions, the issue addresses the policy and strategic implications of this research for social change agents and organizations.

Understanding Activism

 

Issue Editors: Craig McGarty, Anna Kende, and Nicola Curtin

INTRODUCTION

Expanding on Psychological Theories of Engagement to Understand

Activism in Context(s)                                                                            

Nicola Curtin and Craig McGarty

SECTION I: THE ACTIVIST UP CLOSE

The “Activist Identity” and Activism across Domains: A Multiple

Identities Analysis                                                                                    

Winnifred R. Louis, Catherine E. Amiot, Emma F. Thomas, and Leda Blackwood

Navigating Multiple Identities: The Simultaneous Influence of Advantaged and Disadvantaged Identities on Politicization

and Activism                                                                                             

Nicola Curtin, Anna Kende, and Judit Kende

Does Civic Participation Stimulate Political Activity?                                            

Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Bert Klandermans, and Agnes Akkerman

SECTION II: ALLIES

Acting in Solidarity: Cross-Group Contact between Disadvantaged Group Members and Advantaged Group Allies   

Lisa Droogendyk, Stephen C. Wright, Micah Lubensky, and Winnifred R. Louis

Institutional Allyship for LGBT Equality: Underlying Processes and

Potentials for Change                                                                              

Glenda M. Russell and Janis S. Bohan

SECTION III: IDENTIFICATION PROCESSES AND INTERGROUP RELATIONS

Intergroup Relations in Latin America: Intergroup Contact, Common Ingroup Identity, and Activism among Indigenous Groups in

Mexico and Chile                                                                                     

Huseyin Cakal, Anja Eller, Andre´s Pe´rez, and David Sirlopu´

How Activists Respond to Social Structure in Offline and Online Contexts      

Lisa K. Hartley, Girish Lala, Ngaire Donaghue, and Craig McGarty

SECTION IV: CONCLUSION

Separating Social Science Research on Activism from Social Science as  Activism           

Anna Kende