Mass Frames and Worker Protest
Chapter 3 in "Popular Protest in China" (K.J. O'Brien Ed.) Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2008 - pp.71-87
13 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Date Written: 2008
This chapter challenges the dominant conception of frames and framing in the social movement literature, proposing a concept of "mass frames" as more useful for studying the cognitive templates that motivate or facilitate contention in authoritarian contexts. It also discusses in some detail the different, structurally and historically rooted, frames held by laid-off workers in different regions of China.
Keywords: China, Social Movements, Contentious Politics, Frames, Culture, Structuralism
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