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The Handbook presents a most updated and comprehensive exploration of social movement research. It not only maps, but also expands the field of social movement studies, taking stock of recent developments in cognate areas of studies, within and beyond sociology and political science.
- SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AS CHALLENGES TO AUTHORITY: RESISTANCE TO AN EMERGING CONCEPTUAL HEGEMONY
- Linking Beliefs to Collective Action: Politicized Religious Beliefs and the Civil Rights Movement
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Unlike political or economic institutions, social movements have an elusive power, but one that is no less real. This study surveys the history of the social movement, puts forward a theory of collective action to explain its surges and declines, and offers an interpretation of the power of movement that emphasizes its effects on personal lives, policy reforms and political culture. This second edition has an entirely new chapter, major additions to the bibliography, new illustrative materials in many of the chapters and a new conclusion.
A social movement is a loosely organized effort by a large group of people to achieve a particular goal, typically a social or political one. It is a type of group action and may involve individuals , organizations or both. Definitions of the term are slightly varied.
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AS CHALLENGES TO AUTHORITY: RESISTANCE TO AN EMERGING CONCEPTUAL HEGEMONY
Social movements are broad alliances of people connected through a shared interest in either stopping or instigating social change. Discover the difference between social movements and social movement organizations, as well as the four areas social movements operate within. Social movements are broad alliances of people who are connected through their shared interest in social change. Social movements can advocate for a particular social change, but they can also organize to oppose a social change that is being advocated by another entity. These movements do not have to be formally organized to be considered social movements.
Linking Beliefs to Collective Action: Politicized Religious Beliefs and the Civil Rights Movement
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Sidney Tarrow. Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
Movements, Collective Action and Politics. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge. University Press, A few decades ago, any review of the.
Are religious ideological antecedents factors in the emergence of African American social protest? If so, how do these factors translate African American discontent into political action? Rather than proceed from standard renditions of social movement analysis that argue structural opportunities motivate people to act, this paper contends that culture motivates many people to become and remain involved in collective action. The civil rights movement in Arkansas is examined to explain how religious ideas enable movements to emerge and endure in the face of tremendous opposition and uncertain prospects for movement success. Findings suggest that in the context of oppression ideas can help motivate, guide, and give meaning to protest.
Among students of social movements, the prevailing view is that, in Western democracies, most social movements target the state and its institutions. Recently scholars have questioned this definition of social movements, associated with the political process and contentious politics approaches, arguing that public protest is also used to shape public opinion, identities, and cultural practices and to pressure authorities in institutional arenas not directly linked to the state. In this paper, we take up this debate by examining the targets of recent social movements. Our analysis draws from data on 4, protest events that occurred in the United States between and The protest events in our dataset encompass a variety of tactics used by social movements organized around a number of different issues. We find that, although virtually all movements in the United States direct some public protest at the state, there is considerable variation in the targets of modern movements.
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Don't rely on these old notes in lieu of reading the literature, but they can jog your memory. As a grad student long ago, my peers and I collaborated to write and exchange summaries of political science research. I posted them to a wiki-style website. I cannot vouch for these notes' accuracy, nor can I even say who wrote them. If you have more recent summaries to add to this collection, send them my way I guess. Sorry for the ads; they cover the costs of keeping this online. Social movements are "collective challenges, based on common purposes and social solidarities, in sustained interaction with elites, opponents, and authorities" 4.
Protest cycles also known as cycles of contention or waves of collective action refers to the cyclical rise and fall in the social movement activity. Sidney Tarrow defines them as "a phase of heightened conflict across the social system ", with "intensified interactions between challengers and authorities which can end in reform , repression and sometimes revolution ". Tarrow argues that cyclical openings in political opportunity create incentives for collective action. Those cycles begin when the authority like the government becomes seen as vulnerable to social change , in a time when demands for social change are increasing. He defines the political opportunity as "consistent dimension of the political environment that provides incentives for people to undertake collective action by affecting their expectations of success or failure". When the political opportunity disappears, for example because of a change in the public opinion caused by a rise in insecurity and violence, the movement dissolves. Tarrow notes that "such widespread contention produces externalities that give challengers at least a temporary advantage and allows them to overcome the weaknesses in their resource base.
The problematic character of the contentious politics frame is discussed and illustrated both empirically and conceptually, and a more inclusive and elastic conceptualization is proposed and elaborated, one that conceives of movements broadly as collective challenges to systems of authority. This alternative conceptualization includes collective challenges within and to institutional, organizational, and cultural domains other than just the state or the polity.