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Transforming Politics
Power and Resistance
Edited by Paul Bagguley and Jeff Hearn
 
 
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Transforming politics is the theme that runs through the contributions to this collection. The relationships between political transformation, power and resistance are of recurrent importance in all societies and have a special relevance within contemporary sociological analysis. The social divisions and political questions that run through this book reflect the major social changes since the 1970s. These changes show the widening intellectual and social impact of social movements, and this is reflected in this collection where questions of class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and the environment loom large.
This volume examines the transformation of political action at the levels of identity, mobilisation, and the impact of social movements on the state. There is particular emphasis on the ways in which the British state has incorporated and `tamed' certain radical agendas for social change. The final contributions to the book consider the broader intellectual debates stimulated by recent political movements.


Description

Transforming politics is the theme that runs through the contributions to this collection. The relationships between political transformation, power and resistance are of recurrent importance in all societies and have a special relevance within contemporary sociological analysis. The social divisions and political questions that run through this book reflect the major social changes since the 1970s. These changes show the widening intellectual and social impact of social movements, and this is reflected in this collection where questions of class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and the environment loom large.
This volume examines the transformation of political action at the levels of identity, mobilisation, and the impact of social movements on the state. There is particular emphasis on the ways in which the British state has incorporated and `tamed' certain radical agendas for social change. The final contributions to the book consider the broader intellectual debates stimulated by recent political movements.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; P.Bagguley & J.Hearn
PART I: EMPOWERMENT, IDENTITY AND RESISTANCE
Empowerment and Resistance: 'Collective Effervescence' and Other Accounts; C.Barker
The Inter-Group Dynamics of Empowerment: A Social Identity Model; C.Stott & J.Drury
Power, Politics and Everyday Life: The Local Rationalities of Social Movement Milieux; L.Cox
Resisting Colonisation: The Politics of Anti-Roads Protesting; W.McNeish
PART II: RESISTANCE AND CHANGE IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Social Movements in a Multi-Ethnic Inner City: Explaining their Rise and Fall over 25 Years; M.Farrar
'Very British Rebels': Politics and Discourse within Contemporary Ulster Unionism; J.W. McAuley
Resisting The Green: Political Culture and Environmental Activism; B.Simpson & B.Elliott
PART III: TRANSFORMING THE STATE AND STATE RESISTANCE
Re-conceptualising Feminist Agency in the State: A Study of the Implementation of Women's Equal Opportunity Policy in British Local Government; C.Bennett
Social Movements and Equal Opportunities Work; E.Lawrence & N.Turner
Modernity, Anti-Racism and Ethnic Managerialism; I.Law
PART IV: POLITICAL TRANSFORMATIONS AND SOCIAL THEORY
Reading The Community: A Critique of Some Postmodern Narratives of Citizenship and Community; V. Hey
Will Hutton: Closet Durkheimian?; R.Levitas
In Defence of Outing; P.Reynolds
Radical Sociology: What's Left?; J.Holmwood
Index


Authors

PAUL BAGGULEY is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds. His publications include From Protest to Acquiescence? political movements of the unemployed, and he is co-author of Restructuring: place, class and gender.

JEFF HEARN is Professorial Research Fellow in the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies at the University of Manchester. He has written extensively on social and political issues, including state formation and development, the politics of social policy, and sexual politics. His publications include The Gender of Oppression, Men in the Public Eye and The Violences of Men.