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Lecture 19 Social Movements
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Social Movement Definitions Most social movements share five key elements: 1) Social movements are collective or joint actions 2) They have change-oriented goals 3) They have some degree of organization 4) They have some degree of temporal continuity 5) They emphasize extra-institutional collective action .
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Social Movement Definitions 1. Social movements are collective or joint actions Social movements typically involve a group of people engaged in joint action (as opposed to people acting in a parallel, but disconnected fashion).
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Social Movement Definitions 2. Social movements have change-oriented goals . Social movements vary in the kinds of changes they seek and in the degree or amount of change that they demand.
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Social Movement Definitions 3. Social movements have some degree of organization. Most social movements are made up of a wide range of organizations, emphasizing different constituencies, concerns, priorities, tactics, organizational structures.
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Social Movement Definitions 4. Social movements have some degree of temporal continuity. “Movement” implies continuity and development. The kinds of changes most social movements seek require sustained organized action.
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Social Movement Definitions 5. Social movements emphasize extra- institutional action or a mix of extra- institutional and institutional action. Social movements are typically made up of people who lack regular access to political institutions or who seek changes that aren’t on the mainstream political agenda.
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Social Movement Definitions A social movement is a collectivity acting with some degree of organization and continuity outside of institutional channels for the purpose of promoting or resisting change in the group, society, or world order of which it is a part.
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  • Winter '09
  • CHEN
  • Sociology, Social movement

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