Kendall includes more theories on social change

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COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE Kendall includes more theories on social change (captured in the chart on p. 678) relative deprivation —people who view themselves as deprived join together to get their “fair share”—also affects people whose rising expectations are not fulfilled—many people fell discontent but fail to join a social movement value-added theory —developed by Neil Smelser (1963) who believes that certain conditions are necessary for the development of a social movement— o structural conductiveness —people must be aware of a significant problem—a movement is more likely when people can personify the enemy—(cf. Grapes of Wrath in the bulldozer scene)—known in history courses as “underlying causes,” which can stretch back hundreds of years o structural strain —when a society is unable/unwilling to meet expectations—this is becoming especially important as the Depression deepens o spread of a generalized belief —a clear statement of the problem, its
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