THEORIES AND PROCESSES OF SOCIAL CHANGE

THEORIES AND PROCESSES OF SOCIAL CHANGE - COLLECTIVE...

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COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE THEORIES AND PROCESSES OF SOCIAL CHANGE For Kendall, collective behavior is the result of some common influence or stimulus— collectivity is a number of people who act together and may mutually transcend, by pass or subvert established institutional patterns and structures (660)—the major factors that contribute to the likelihood that collective behavior will occur are: 1. structural factors that people are responding in a particular way 2. timing—this is a great question about leadership as well: what if MLK had been born 30 years earlier? 3. a breakdown of social control mechanisms 4. a feeling of “normlessness” How does all of this happen: people are willing to make sacrifices, emotionally and physically, to disobey norms and laws in pursuit of a goal of social change— inability to get things done through “official” channels pushes the group to a different kind of action— Are peoples’ attitudes always reflected in their actions? Hardly because the
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