Social Movements - Social Movements Presented by: Alison...

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Social Movements Presented by: Alison Mathai Julia Ford Elizabeth Machado Jasmine Johnson Todd Harris
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Collective Behavior Occurs when the usual conventions to guide behavior are suspended and people establish new norms of behavior in response to an emerging situation. Examples: fads, fashion, certain crowds as well as panics or riots
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Social Movements Are led by groups that act with some continuity and organization to promote or resist change in society. Examples: movements to protect the environment KFC Cruelty
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Characteristics Collective behavior always represents the actions of groups of people, not individuals. involves new or emergent relationships in groups that arise in unusual or unexpected circumstances. captures the more novel, dynamic and changing elements of society. is patterned and not the irrational, overly emotional behavior of crazed individuals. people may communicate extensively through rumors.
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Organization Different from Collective Behavior in that they last for longer periods of time Tend to be spontaneous and structured but tension builds between the two, they thrive on spontaneity Ex: During the Civil Rights Movement, people used sit- ins as a way of gaining attention about their concerns
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Personal Transformation Movements Intends to change the
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