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Author Event: Party in The Street
March 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Party in the Street; The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11 explores the interaction between political parties and social movements in the United States. Examining the collapse of the post-9/11 antiwar movement against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this book focuses on activism and protest in the United States. It argues that the electoral success of the Democratic Party and President Barack Obama, as well as antipathy toward President George W. Bush, played a greater role in this collapse than did changes in foreign policy. It shows that how people identify with social movements and political parties matters a great deal, and it considers the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street as comparison cases.
- Synthesizes sociological and political science approaches to studying social movements and political parties to develop a new concept, ‘the party in the street’
- Based on more than 10 years of fieldwork in the antiwar movement and the Democratic Party and more than 10,000 surveys/interviews with political activists
- Utilizes a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods, including surveys, interviews, ethnography, regression analysis, network analysis, and content analysis
Join co-sponsors, Institute for Policy Studies, Teaching for Change Bookstore, CODEPINK, Peace Action, Washington Peace Center, and Busboys & Poets for a lively discussion and book signing with co-author Michael T. Heaney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan.