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Social Protest

Chapter in book
Authors Abby Peterson
Published in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
ISBN 978-0-08-097087-5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication London
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Sociology and Work Science
Language en
Subject categories Sociology


Ordinary people have often confronted more powerful opponents expressing their grievances and demands for restitution. The forms or types of collective actions taken vary widely, ranging from more conventional strategies of political persuasion such as petitioning and legal demonstrations, to more disruptive tactics such as strikes, sit-ins and occupations, to more violent acts that inflict material and economic damage and loss of life. Just as societies have transformed over time the forms of social protest have changed over time. Social protest from our earliest history to today is a potent and effective motor for social change. Keywords Bread riots, collective action, demonstrations, grievances, political protest, protest tactics, riots, repertoires of contention, revolutions, social movements, strikes, transnational protest, unconventional political channels

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