Lecture Notes (3-12-09)

Lecture Notes (3-12-09) - Social Movements and Social...

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Social Movements and Social Change What is a social movement? “An organized attempt to further a common interest or secure a common goal through collective action outside the sphere of established institutions.” (Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum) Clip: documentary film “Farmingville” David Aberle’s classification of social movements—4 types: Transformative: far-reaching and cataclysmic change Reformative: altering only some aspects of the social order Redemptive: rescuing people from behaviors that are corruptive Alternative: securing partial change in individuals Breaking it down further: We might think of David Aberle’s classification of social movements in two segments: Transformative or reformative movements—seeks change at the societal levels Redemptive and alternative movements create change for an individual Bottom line: There’s no just one kind of social movement—differ in scale and goals—can be societal or individual in scope Why do social movements occur? Four frameworks:
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course SOCI 200 taught by Professor Juliealbright during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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Lecture Notes (3-12-09) - Social Movements and Social...

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