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1.b. National Studies

Volume Two -> General Introductory Titles -> 1.b. National Studies
Burgmann, Verity, Power, Profit and Protest: Australian Social Movements and Globalization, Crows Nest NSW, Allen and Unwin, 2003, pp. 393

Gosse, Van, The Movements of the New Left 1950-1975: A Brief History with Documents, New York, Bedford/St. Martins, 2004, pp. 224

Uses a very broad definition of the New Left, and examines common features in Civil Rights, peace, anti-war, student, feminist and gay/lesbian movements in the USA.

King, Brayden, A political mediation model of corporate response to social movement activism, Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 53, issue 3, 2008, pp. 395-421

The author examines, using newspaper reports on corporate boycotts in the US from1990 to 2005, why some corporations that are boycotted are more likely to respond to the demands than others. Brayden concludes that boycotts are more likely to succeed when they attract considerable media attention, and especially if the corporation has previously suffered from attacks on its reputation and from declining sales.

Koopmans, Ruud, Democracy from Below: New Social Movements and the Political System in West Germany, Boulder CO, Westview Press, 1995, pp. 300

Analyzes range of social movements and over 3,000 ‘protest events’ between 1965-1989 in the context of West German institutional arrangements, drawing comparisons with the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Tyler, Imogen, Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain, London, Zed Books, 2013, pp. 224

Begins with forced eviction (despite their resistance) of about 500 travellers from their homes in 2011, and explores exclusion and labelling of a range of ‘abjected’ groups (treated as scapegoats) and denigration of their resistance. Main focus on Britain, but makes comparisons with other oppressed groups, such as those in the Niger Delta.

Valocchi, Stephen, Social Movements and Activism in the USA, New York and London, Routledge, 2009, pp. 200

Examines what can be learned from social movement activists, focusing on community, labour, feminist, gay and lesbian, peace and anti-racist groups in Hartford Connecticut.

van Gelder, Sarah, The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey through a New America, London and New York, Penguin Random House , 2017, pp. 240 (pb)

This book focuses on importance of community-based resistance to tackle major national and global issues.  It covers diverse groups and campaigns in the USA, for example against racial injustice, coal mining and claiming workers' rights, and is based on the author’s interviews during her extended journey.

Wittner, Lawrence S., Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee Press, 2012, pp. 288

Lively account of peace, racial justice and labour activism in USA from the 1960s to 2000s by author of major study of transnational movement against nuclear weapons from 1945 (442-445 D.3.b).