BWS Final Study Terms

BWS Final Study Terms - Slave/ry: institutionalized...

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Slave/ry : institutionalized condition of unfreedom--often based on a combination of race, sex, class, and ethnic status—that severely constrains the protection of rights, liberties, and privileges enjoyed by others, and renders one relatively powerless within a society. Social Movement : a group, or collectivity, acting with some degree of organization outside of normal institutional channels for the purpose of promoting or resisting change within that group, society, or the world. Counter-movement : a group, or collectivity, organized for the purpose of neutralizing another movement. Antagonist : all the leaders and supporters of a counter-movement. Bystander(s): those who are generally uninterested, unmotivated, or do not agree with the objectives of a social or counter-movement. Protagonist : all the leaders and supporters of a social movement. Target : individual, institution, practice, etc. that protagonists want to change. Collective Behavior : theory that explains social movements and the people who are involved with them. Organization/Mobilization : organization refers to the infrastructure of a movement— supplies, vision, goals, communication networks, etc.; mobilization to the ability to deploy those resources for specific events and at certain places. Political Opportunity Structure : the degree of openness or closed-ness of the political structure to a social movement. Resource Mobilization
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course BWS 151 taught by Professor Hunt during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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