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

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William Hurst

Northwestern University - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hurst, William, Mass Frames and Worker Protest (2008). Chapter 3 in "Popular Protest in China" (K.J. O'Brien Ed.) Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2008 - pp.71-87. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2323302

William Hurst (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Department of Political Science ( email )

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Evanston, IL 60201
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