This volume addresses the contested relationship between social stratification and social movements in three different ways: First, the authors address the relationship between social stratification and the emergence of protest mobilization. Second, the texts look at social stratification and social positions to explain variations in political orientations, as well as differing aims and interests of protestors. Finally, the volume focuses on the socio-structural composition of protestors. Social Stratification and Social Movements takes up recent attempts to reconnect research on these two fields. Instead of calling for a return of a class perspective or abandoning the classical social movement research agenda, it introduces a multi-dimensional perspective on stratification and social movements and broadens the view by extending the empirical analysis beyond Europe.

chapter 1|7 pages

Social stratification and social movements

1An introduction
BySebastian Haunss, Sabrina Zajak

chapter 2|22 pages

Social movements, stratification, and international political economy

Integrating insights
BySabrina Zajak, Christoph Sorg

chapter 3|18 pages

Social movement unionism

Theoretical foundations and empirical evidence 1
ByKlaus Dörre

chapter 4|19 pages

New cleavages in the knowledge society?

Social movements and the production, use, and valorization of knowledge
BySebastian Haunss

chapter 5|15 pages

Class counts, but social background matters

Habitus-structure conflicts and social inequality in protest research
ByLars Schmitt

chapter 6|27 pages

Crowd-cleavage alignment

Do protest issues and protesters’ cleavage position align?
ByMarie-Louise Damen, Jacquelien van Stekelenburg

chapter 8|20 pages

Movement goals and recruitment strategies

How mitigation and adaptation shape inclusion in climate justice projects
ByJoost de Moor

chapter 9|22 pages

Mobilization of the most deprived

Insights from Brazilian movements of homeless people and recyclable materials collectors
ByBritta Baumgarten

chapter 10|17 pages

Social movements and intersectionality

The case of migrants’ social activism
ByKatarzyna Wojnicka