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Black Flags and Social Movements: A Sociological Analysis of Movement Anarchism

Dana M. Williams


Anarchism may be the most misunderstood political ideology of the modern era—it’s surely one of the least studied social movements by English-speaking scholars. Black Flags and Social Movements addresses this deficit with an in-depth analysis of contemporary anarchist movements, as interpreted by social movement theories and the analytical tools of political sociologists. Using unique datasets—gathered by anarchists themselves—the book presents longitudinal and international analyses that focus upon who anarchists are (similar, yet, different from classic anarchists) and where they may be foun ... More

Keywords: Social movements, Anarchist studies, Anarchist movements, Political opportunity, New social movements, Social capital, Coalitions, Institutional isomorphism, Anarchist sociology, Libertarian socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526105547
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526105547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana M. Williams, author
California State University