Introduction. Politics of categorization: class, gender, nation, and the patriarchal narration in an ethnic minority community, Taiwan (Kang Chao). Ideology and organization in the oppositional movements of Taiwan and South Korea (Yin-wah Chu). Ethnicity and state breakdown: legal mobilization and constitutional innovation in the former Soviet Union (D.V. Waller). Between adaptation and confrontation.: the East German ruling classes in the process of transformation (V. Kreissig et al.). The liturgical social movement in the Vatican II Catholic Church (M.J. McCallion, D.R. Maines). The political process model and the 1974 Ethiopian revolution (Alem Seghed Kebede, D.L. Yates). Brawny and brainy branches of western knowledge: social change and the growing defenses against Unheimlichkeit in a world the size of our earth (G. Kutsch). Ethnic mobilization in Quebec, federalism in Canada and the global economy (M.O. Rousseau). Movement frames and the cultural environment: resonance, failure, and the boundaries of the legitimate (R.H. Williams, T.J. Kubal). Social control and the Native American: the nineteenth-century manual labor boarding school (J.R. McDade). Political consciousness, identity, and social movements: peasant women in the Philippines and Filipino immigrant activists in Chicago (L. Lindio-McGovern). About the contributors. Author index. Subject index.