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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Social Movements and Human Rights In the 12 slides, which are movements, and which are not? SCS1150 Course Review Notes Prof. Nadia Abu-Zahra Page 1 of 6 SCS1150 Course Review Notes Prof. Nadia Abu-Zahra Page 2 of 6 Characteristics of social movements Source: Crossley, Nick. 2002. Making sense of social movements . Buckingham: Open University Press, 1-16. Different characteristics have different weight. Which are more important? Characteristic Exceptions or further questions P. Crossleys source Collective How many people? How much geographic coverage: local, regional, national, international? Often activities are solitary. Often spearheaded by an individual. 3 Blumer 1969 Aims to bring something new What about people who resist change? What if they fail? 3 Blumer 1969 Changes over time What about people who resist change? 3 Blumer 1969 Creates a culture; shared beliefs or solidarity People within the movement may relate more strongly to the wider public than to their colleagues in the movement....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POL 2107 taught by Professor Bourgault during the Spring '08 term at University of Ottawa.

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