James M Jasper

James M. Jasper

James M. Jasper has worked as a writer, consultant, magazine editor, professor and – briefly – standup comedian. His books include Nuclear Politics, about energy policy in France, Sweden, and the United States; The Animal Rights Crusade, an examination of the moral dimensions of protest coauthored with Dorothy Nelkin; The Art of Moral Protest, a cultural and emotional approach to social movements; Restless Nation, which looks at the negative and positive effects of Americans’ propensity to move so often; and Getting Your Way, which develops a sociological language for talking about strategic action that avoids the determinism of game theory. He has taught at Berkeley, Columbia, Princeton, NYU, the New School for Social Research, and now teaches in the sociology Ph.D. program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.