Quotation Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2006. Self-Experience in the Theme Park of Radical Action? Social Movements and Political Articulation in the Late-modern Condition. European Journal of Social Theory 1 (9): S. 23-42.


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In accordance with the established view that the new social movements since the late 1960s have always pursued an agenda of comprehensive societal change, the new wave of movement activism since the late 1990s has widely been interpreted as evidence of the emergence of a new global movement for a radically different society. A critique of the one-sided reliance in social movement research on traditional actor-centred approaches leads to a systems-centred conceptualization of late-modern society, and via the diagnosis of its particular dilemmas, to the interpretation of contemporary social movements as a vital resource for the stabilization of the socioeconomic order of democratic consumer capitalism. As an addition to the existing social movement theories, the suggested approach contributes to a more complex understanding of non-conventional forms of political articulation and participation.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Journal of Social Theory
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Self-Experience in the Theme Park of Radical Action? Social Movements and Political Articulation in the Late-modern Condition
Volume 1
Number 9
Year 2006
Page from 23
Page to 42
URL http://est.sagepub.com/content/9/1/23.full.pdf
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368431006060461

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Blühdorn, Ingolfur (Details)
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Institute for Social Change and Sustainability IN (Details)
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5911 Social policy (Details)
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