Frameworks for understanding the politics of social movements

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This article has three primary goals centring on a re-examination of the research frameworks we use for understanding the politics of social movements. First, I detail the ideological and methodological deficiencies of the old social movement/new social movement framework. Second, I highlight the positive contributions of research that favoured or in some way promoted one side in the debate over old and new social movements. Third, I elaborate what I consider to be the major challenges which new forms of social movement organising pose for adult education research interested in advancing social justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-127
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in the Education of Adults
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science


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