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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 M.A. Student Elaine Whitt October 12, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Social movements n Video: Eyes on the Prize n Assignment for 10/14/11
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Social movements q What is a social movement? q collective action to pursue social change outside of the normal boundaries of political participation (force for change in society from below) q Social movements challenge forces upholding existing social order; if successful, social change may result through concessions of power holders q Example of civil rights movement during late 1950s and early 1960s q Inspiration, motivation and training ground for
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Unformatted text preview: explosion of other social movements in the 1960s Questions for discussion q What elements of the social order in cities like Montgomery and Nashville upheld institutions of segregation? q What resources do the participants in the social movement have to draw on to sustain their actions? q What forces seem important in determining the outcome of these movements? Assignment for 10/14/11 Discussion of civil rights movement as example of social movement More group project work Participate in Online Discussion #2...
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course SYG 3002 taught by Professor Adouglaskencaid during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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