Understanding People’s Science Movement In India: From The Vantage Of Social Movement Perspective
Department of Sociology University of Delhi
BINAY KUMAR PATTNAIK
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology
КЛЮЧЕВЫЕ СЛОВА: PEOPLE’S SCIENCE MOVEMENTS, RESOURCE MOBILIZATIONS, CIVIL SOCIETY, INTELLECTUAL RESOURCES, FINANCIAL RESOURCES, ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES, EXTERNAL LINKAGES, IDEOLOGY. INTRODUCTION
It hardly needs emphasis that People’s Science Movements (PSMs) in India have been very unique and such movements are not witnessed yet elsewhere although science popularization / science communication movements were witnessed in USA, Europe and Australia. As a study of unique social phenomenon catching up our academic fascination, the paper first tried to characterize the phenomenon of PSM; second, tried to locate such a phenomenon in its socio-historical contexts. Lastly, the phenomenon is empirically studied through the analysis of five extensive case studies of various types of People’s Science Movement Organizations (PSMOs) from the view point of social movement perspective, i. e. Resource mobilization theory.