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Award for Social Movements Research

The laureates of the Best Article Award from the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association have been announced in Washington, DC. One of the papers recognised is a publication by Benjamin Lind, HSE Faculty of Sociology associate professor.

The Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association awards prizes in three categories: best book of the year, best graduate student paper and best article. In the latter category, the jury gave the award to Benjamin Lind’s article co-authored with Judith Stepan-Norris entitled ‘The Relationality of Movements: Movement and Countermovement Resources, Infrastructure, and Leadership in the Los Angeles Tenants' Rights Mobilization, 1976-1979’ which was published in the American Journal of Sociology in 2011. The article was based on the paper ‘Resources, Infrastructure, and Leadership in the Los Angeles Tenants' Rights Mobilization, 1976-1979’ presented by the authors at the ASA annual meeting in San Francisco in 2009.

This article offers a comprehensive empirical analysis of the determinants of social movement mobilization, with serious consideration of countermovement leadership and infrastructure on terms comparable with those of the movement. The authors examine the role of resources, infrastructure, and leadership in tenant mobilization in the Los Angeles tenants’ rights movement between 1976 and 1979. Through the use of survey and census data along with archival materials, they compare neighborhoods across Los Angeles and find a significant role for resources, infrastructure, and leadership; notably, the authors find that countermovement infrastructure and leadership are more important to renter mobilization than movement infrastructure and leadership.

Benjamin Lind’s key professional interests include the history and sociology of social movements, as well as the role of the state in the economy. He carries out research at the HSE Center for Advanced Studies. In addition to this, he teaches two English-language courses at the HSE: Economy and State as part of the undergraduate programme, and History of Social Movements at the Faculty of Sociology’s master’s programme.


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