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Journey into Social Activism : Qualitative Approaches / Joshua D. Atkinson.

Author/Creator:
Atkinson, Joshua D. author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : Fordham University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (240 pages)
Series:
Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Political participation.
Social action.
Social change.
Social movements.
Local subjects:
activism. (search)
activist networks. (search)
activist organizations. (search)
alternative media. (search)
protest. (search)
qualitative methods. (search)
social movement. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Academic study of social activism and social movements has become increasingly prevalent over the years; this is due in large part to the fact that activists have captured public imagination and gained substantial influence in political discourse. For instance, Occupy Wall Street activists, Tea Party activists, and activists affiliated with the Arab Spring have transformed political debates and have become the focus of mainstream news media coverage about a variety of different political topics.Journey into Social Activism explicates the philosophical foundations of the study of activism and illustrates four different research sites in which activism can be observed and studied: organizations, networks, events, and alternative media. The book will introduce students and scholars to important qualitative approaches to the study of social activism within these four research sites, which is based entirely on successful research projects that have been conducted and published in recent years. Ultimately, this book will prove integral to any students and scholars who wish to use qualitative methods for their research endeavors concerning socialactivism in contemporary society.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Preface
Introduction
1. The Study of Social Activism
2. Research Methodologies
3. Qualitative Methods
Introduction
4. Activist Organizations
5. Activist Networks
6. Activist Events
7. Alternative Media
Concluding Remarks
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780823274161
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780823274161 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.