2014 INTENSIVE GRADUATE SEMINAR (2014 Fall Semester)

"Research on the Consequences of Social Movements"


Dr. Edwin Amenta
Visiting Professor of Area Studies, the University of Tokyo
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine

November 11 - November 21, 2014

Course Description:
This course surveys theories and research on the political and other macro-social consequences of social movements. We will address questions surrounding how to think about these consequences and how to analyze them. Aside from the political consequences of movements, we will also address related macro-social consequences of movements, including macro cultural ones, treating the news media as partly a political institution, and the influence of movements on businesses. The class addresses literature on social movements, social policy, democratization, the news media, and corporations. Although the concepts and theories can be employed in many settings, the course focuses on the United States in comparative and historical perspective.

Social movements, political sociology, social policy, culture, news media