By producing a systematic comprehensive work they offer something new that is a great step towards defining the framing perspective as a new academic sub-field in its own right. While non-specialists and students will benefit most from this book with its substantial overview of the relevant literature, the ideology vs. frame debate contained in the final chapters will trigger a great deal of debate among academic scholars. (Political Studies Review
With useful material on framing and the mobilization process, nonmovement actors, political opportunity structures, and debates within the framing perspectives, this collection provides a well-thought-out compendium of work in the area. (N.B. Rosenthal Chioce
About the Author
is editor of Mobilization: An International Journal
, San Diego State University, where he teaches social psychology and social change.John A. Noakes
is associate director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Pennsylvania.