Where do you start?
Prof Suzanne Staggenborg’s book is dead handy.
Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups form is brilliant
There is so much hype, so much rubbish, written by social movements, by those who attack them, by those who celebrate them. And now we have the whole ‘social media’ thing too. Networks of hype, Networks of eargout etc…
Fwiw, here’s my short story, “The Defiant Ones” of an academic and an activist trapped in each others’ company.