About the book
Players and Arenas brings together a diverse group of experts to examine the interactions between political protestors and the many strategic players they encounter, such as cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the mass media“as well as potential allies, competitors, recruits, and funders. Discussing protestors and players as they interact within the arenas of specific social contexts, the essays show that the main constraints on what protestors can accomplish come not from social and political structures, but from other players with different goals and interests. Through a careful treatment of these situations, this volume offers a new way to approach the role of social protest in national and international politics.
Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest is an important milestone for the ongoing interactionist insurgency in social movement studies. — Benjamin Lamb-Books, Contemporary Sociology
About the editors
James M. Jasper is a sociologist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP’s book series, Protest and Social Movements.
Jan Willem Duyvendak is Director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) and Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He has written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP’s new book series, Protest and Social Movements.
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