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Stories, Identities, and Political Change

Charles Tilly

Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0742518825 / ISBN 13: 9780742518827
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Title: Stories, Identities, and Political Change

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Binding: Paperback

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Paperback. 288 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.An award-winning sociologist, Charles Tilly has been equally influential in explaining politics, history, and how societies change. Tillys newest book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal, political, and national identities and their linkage to big eventsrevolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political and social change. Tilly focuses in this book on the role of stories, as means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false, of political tensions and realities. He uses well-known examples from around the worldthe Zapatista rebellion, Hindu-Muslim conflicts, and other examples in which nationalism and other forms of group identity are politically pivotal. Tilly writes with the immediacy of a journalist, but the profound insight of a great theorist. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780742518827

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Synopsis: An award-winning sociologist, Charles Tilly has been equally influential in explaining politics, history, and how societies change.

Tilly?s newest book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal, political, and national identities and their linkage to big events?revolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political and social change. Tilly focuses in this book on the role of stories, as means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false, of political tensions and realities. He uses well-known examples from around the world?the Zapatista rebellion, Hindu-Muslim conflicts, and other examples in which nationalism and other forms of group identity are politically pivotal. Tilly writes with the immediacy of a journalist, but the profound insight of a great theorist.

Product Description: This book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal, political, and national identities and their linkage to big events_revolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political and social change. Tilly focuses on the role of stories, as means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false, of political tensions and realities. He writes with the immediacy of a journalist, but the profound insight of a great theorist.

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