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Now in a second edition, Social Movements offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the field's historical background and major theories. Key issues are explored in the context of specific social movements and counter movements active within Canada and around the world, showing how these movements originate, mobilize participants, and bring about social change. Chapters on the women's, Aboriginal, gay and lesbian, environmental, and global justice movements reveal exactly how these groups maximized their resources to attract followers and further their goals. The text also discusses the cluster of protest movements that arose in many countries in the 1960s and how the strategies and changes implemented then continue to influence collective action in the twenty-first century. With a unique Canadian focus and updated content throughout, this second edition of Social Movements offers an engaging and thorough look at this fascinating field of study.

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