• 384 pages
  • 6 x 9
  • 2 tables 10 figures
  • Price: $36.95
  • EAN: 9781566393232
  • Publication: Jul 1995
  • Price: $36.95
  • EAN: 9781439904541
  • Publication: Jul 1995

Cultural Politics and Social Movements

Edited by Marcy Darnovsky, Barbara Epstein, and Richard Flacks
  • Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1996

Bridging the worlds of activism and academia-social movement theory informed with the real experiences of activists-this volume of accessible essays brings together insights from European New Social Movement theorists, U.S. scholars of social movements, and activists involved in social movements from the 1960s to the 1990s.


"This is an interesting and diverse collection that bridges several divides: between scholars and activists, culture and politics, and European and U.S. theoretical perspectives. Together, the chapters give a good picture of the complexities of contemporary social movements, cultural politics, identity and the politicization of personal realms, and the legacy of the movements of the 1960s. It will make a valuable contribution to contemporary intellectual and political thought."
Nancy Whittier, Smith College author of Feminist Generations: The Persistence of the Radical Women's Movement

About the Author(s)

Marcy Darnovsky is Visiting Lecturer at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University and Hayward State University.

Barbara Epstein, Professor in the History of Consciousness Board at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is author of Political Protest and Cultural Revolution: Nonviolent Direct Action in the 1970s and 1980s.

Richard Flacks is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of several books, including Beyond the Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up (with Jack Whalen, Temple).