Social Movements - organization begins to mobilize...

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Social Movements • One indication that people recognize an issue as a social problem is the formation of a social movement , an organized effort to encourage or discourage some dimension of social change. • Typically, social movements pass through four distinct stages: 1) Emergence – people define a situation as problematic and establish an organization to address it 2) Coalescence – the coming together of a movement, which occurs as the new
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Unformatted text preview: organization begins to mobilize resources (e.g., money, media attention, public involvement) and starts demonstrating, and political lobbying 3) Formalization the social movement becomes established, relying less on the personal skills of early leaders and more on the efforts of a bureaucratic staff 4) Decline many social movements eventually decline, either due to success or failure...
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