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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