Why Do Social Movements Arise

Why Do Social Movements Arise - Why Do Social Movements...

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Why Do Social Movements Arise? A. Micro-Level Studies What motivates individuals to become active members of social movements? This material contends that personal identification with others is a far more important indicator of who will likely join a social movement. Psychological factors are poor indicators of participation in social movements. 1. Psychological and Personality Types Appelbaum and Chambliss (1997:430) argue that psychological factors are poor indications of whether one becomes involved in social movements. Personality type is also a poor predictor. 2. Personal Identification with Others Appelbaum and Chambliss (1997:430) contend that the motivation for involvement in social movements appears to be less related to personal gain and more related to an identification with others. Activists have prior contact with movement members A family background of social activism is important A lack of personal constraints facilitates involvement A since of moral rightness
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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