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Social Movement - Organized collective activities that express a high level of concern about and attempt to address some issue(s) and achieve some collective goal(s) over a period of time Limited change Radical change Target Subgroups Alterative (reduce drunk driving) Redemptive (boot camp) Target entire society Reformative (tax reform, environmental movement) Revolutionary (classic marxism, communist revolution) Factors Affecting Movement Success - Resource mobilization - Involvement with social movement organizations (SMOs) - donor lists, lobbyists, be more successful to work with big corporations - Political Opportunity - Quality of leadership - planning/strategizing skills - mobilization skills - charisma Religion and Collective Behavior - there are many different religions, but they all serve similar social functions - all religions serve to increase social solidarity by: - providing central orienting object: context for people to meet up and discuss around symbol, something common to think about
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