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Narrative Politics: Stories and Collective Action

Frederick W. Mayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199324460
eISBN:
9780199361618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324460.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book seeks to answer two questions: one theoretical, the other empirical. How do individuals come together to act collectively in their common interest? Why is it that those who promote ... More


Introduction

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The Introduction presents the main arguments and the outline of the book. It describes why postcolonial anthropology, the study of identities, and an anthropology of ethics need another concept of ... More


Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Ulrich Demmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Locating the politics of ethical collective identities in postcolonial South India, this work explores the ways in which different cultural communities forge their self-understandings in terms of ... More


Symbolism Over Substance?: Symbols, Space, and Power

Hugo Gorringe

in Panthers in Parliament: Dalits, Caste, and Political Power in South India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199468157
eISBN:
9780199088829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468157.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

One of the key criticisms of Dalit politics across India is that it is too focused on a politics of symbols and identity rather than issues like redistribution. Ambedkar images and statues—or his ... More


The 2011 Israeli Protest Movement between the “Arab Spring” and the “Occupy” Movement: A Hybrid Model?

Gayil Talshir

in Popular Contention, Regime, and Transition: Arab Revolts in Comparative Global Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190203573
eISBN:
9780190203597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203573.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter uses Habermas’s theory of legitimation crisis to situate the Israeli protest summer of 2011 between the worldwide “Occupy” movements and the Arab revolts and to draw insightful parallels ... More


Motivating Collective Action

Frederick W. Mayer

in Narrative Politics: Stories and Collective Action

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199324460
eISBN:
9780199361618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324460.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

To motivate collective action leaders first seek to engross the community in a common dramatic narrative that frames the problem as an impending tragedy. They then seek to foster a sense of crisis, ... More


Persons and Performances

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter one outlines the concept of the ethical person (drawing on Charles Taylor and Alistair MacIntyre) in terms of ‘agent plus’ and ‘pratical reasoner’. The notion refers to the fact that ... More


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