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Teaching Tilly

Tilly, Charles. 2004. Social Movements, 1768-2004. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Anyone read this and care to comment? I'm teaching a Social Movements course with it next week and am just now making my way through it. I should decide things soon like: should we skip some chapters? Is it engaging enough for undergrads? Does it complement the rest of the literature? Etc.

Are there any other SMs people out there?

“Teaching Tilly”

  1. Blogger Brayden Says:

    Wish I could help you Jeff but I've never read that particular Tilly book. I try to ignore the question of, 'will the undergrads find this engaging?' because frankly I have no idea what engages them and what doesn't. Short of showing them endless hours of Real World footage, I'm not sure I'd know how to entertain some of the undergrads I teach. So instead, I shoot to influence the top 20% of class who, more than likely, will find some of what they're reading in class interesting and insightful.

  2. Blogger tina Says:

    I haven't read it either, but I sure would love to hear how teaching it went for you, as I think I have an SM class in my future (and not the more interesting kind, I'm afraid).

  3. Blogger Erin Says:

    Sorry, haven't read it either. But do let us know what you think. I really appreciate book reviews, like the one Brayden and Marie did on the new Weber book by Fritz Ringer. I think I'll use some of that book this summer when I teach intro to sociological theory.