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Titre du document / Document title

The Concept of Social Movement

Auteur(s) / Author(s)


Résumé / Abstract

This article reviews and contrasts systematically the definitions of « social movement » formulated by some of the most influential authors in the field. A substantial convergence may be detected between otherwise very different approaches on three points at least. Social movements are defined as networks of informal interactions between a plurality of individuals, groups and/or organizations, engaged in political or cultural conflicts, on the basis of shared collective identities. It is argued that the concept is sharp enough a) to differentiate social movements from related concepts such as interest groups, political parties, protest events and coalitions; b) to identify a specific area of investigation and theorising for social movement research

Revue / Journal Title

Sociological review    ISSN  0038-0261 

Source / Source

1992, vol. 40, no1, pp. 1-25 (3 p.)

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI  (1908) (Revue)

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Mouvement social




Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 24802

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 6135820

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