Book chapter written by 2008 DPDF Muslim Modernities Research Director Charles Kurzman in The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts, 3rd Edition.
Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world.
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