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By Elizabeth Cherry

This e-book deals a comparability of the animal rights hobbies within the US and France, drawing on ethnographic and interview fabric accrued among activists in either nations. Investigating the ways that tradition impacts the results of the 2 routine, the writer examines its function as a constraining and permitting constitution in either contexts, exhibiting how cultural ideals, values, and practices on the overseas, nationwide, and organizational degrees form the strategic and tactical offerings on hand to activists, and laying off mild at the purposes for which activists make the alternatives that they do.

With realization to the several emphases put via the respective routine on ideological purity and pragmatism, this quantity presents an account of why their achievements range even with their shared final objectives, providing coverage strategies and proposals for activists operating in numerous cultures. expert by way of the paintings of Giddens and Bourdieu, Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States constitutes an empirically grounded, comparative research of activism that might attract students of sociology, anthropology, political technology, and cultural geography with pursuits in social activities and social problems.

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