Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes: Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

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Why do people keep fighting for social causes in the face of consistent failure? Why do they risk their physical, emotional, and financial safety on behalf of strangers? How do these groups survive high turnover and emotional burnout? To explore these questions, Erika Summers Effler undertook three years of ethnographic fieldwork with two groups: anti death penalty activists STOP and the Catholic Workers, who strive to alleviate poverty. In both communities, members must contend with problems that range from the broad to ...

Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes: Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226188669

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Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes: Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226188652

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