What Are Social Movements and What Is Gendered About
Women's Participation in Social Movements?
A Sociological Perspective


        This project differs from others on this website in two ways: it is written from a sociological rather than an historical perspective, and it discusses scholarly interpretations rather than specific historical events. A theoretical discussion of social movements can inform our historical understanding of specific historical examples of women and social movements. This summary of sociological interpretations of social movements will help visitors to the site bring larger theoretical questions to bear on the empirical evidence contained in the site's other projects.

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