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Sociology Last class - • This theory does not explain the...

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Sociology  19:08 Social movements mater Social movements are a type of group, but also a type of action They are large informal groupings of individuals and/or organizations focused  on specific political or social issues They seek to carry out, resist, or undo a social change Classical Model of Social Movements - purposes that social movements come  about as a collective response to structural weaknesses in society that have a  psychological effect on individuals Resource-Mobilization theory of social movements - recognizes the  importance of political context and goals to the development of social movements  but also emphasizes that social movements are unlikely to emerge without the  necessary resources According to the  Convergence theory - collective action happens when people  with similar ideas and tendencies gather in the same place
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Unformatted text preview: • This theory does not explain the inconsistency of group action—why collective action sometimes happens under such circumstances and why it sometimes does not According to the Contagion theory , collective action arises because of people’s tendency to conform to the behaviors of others • This theory downplays individual agency and does not explain the inconsistency of group action A Static Identity is an aspect of your identity (such as race) that doesn’t change and that determines at least one group to which you belong A Dynamic Identity is an aspect of your identity tat is more fluid (such as working as a lifeguard for one summer) and that is determined by a group to which you belong. 19:08 19:08...
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