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Solidarity : The Analysis of a Social Movement: Poland 1980-1981 - Alain Touraine


The Analysis of a Social Movement: Poland 1980-1981

Paperback Published: 15th August 1983
ISBN: 9780521275958
Number Of Pages: 224

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This 1983 book records a fascinating analysis of the Solidarity movement in Poland. Alain Touraine here proposes an understanding of the place of social movements in contemporary society, and a fresh means of analysing them through 'sociological intervention'. In 1981 he and a team of researchers applied these research methods to the Solidarity movements. Groups of Solidarity activists were involved in a discourse over the nature and aims of their political and economic struggle. What emerges is a record of exceptional value in understanding the movement which transformed Polish society, placed firmly in the terms of the Solidarity activists' own understanding of their role, but equally relating this role to a broad analysis of the social structures of eastern Europe. This reflection on forty years of Communist regimes in Europe will appeal to a wide readership interested in Solidarity and Poland.

Vocabulary and abbreviations
Glossary of names
The Movement
1856-1968-1980. Resistance to Communist rule in Central Europe
Class, nation, democracy
A self-limiting movement
The Liberation of society
The movement evolves
The militants analyse their own action
The problem of political power
Radicalism and compromise
Resistance; Conclusion: the end of Communist society
Chronology of events
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521275958
ISBN-10: 0521275954
Series: Msh
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th August 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34