UNIT 3-The dark side of protest and rhetorical movements
Case Study: Documentary "Loose Change" an investigation about 9/11
What is a "Conspiracy"?
-Definition: Widely circulated explanations for ambiguous evils or anomalies
-It delegitimizes the institut
Ch. 14: Resisting Social Movements
1. What are the purposes of institutions?
Institutions serve explicit and implicit purposes in society, including
perpetuation of cultural norms, value maintenance, policy making, and
enforcement of statutes and doctri
Final Draft Outline
At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to have a basic
understanding of baseball
Baseball and how it works.
Ch. 9: Argument from Narrative vision
Case Study/ Class Notes: Invisible Children
Background: 24 years of war in Uganda and the rise of the LRA
Spiritual movement: Rebel Army by Joseph Kony
Without public support LRA abducts children. 90% of troops
Ch. 10: Transcending the Opposition
1. Definitions of transcendence
Rise above the opposition
Move from level to level on a higher plane than the opposition
Related to ideas of perfection people are gloated with the spirit of
hierarchy and people are obse
Ch. 11: Argument from Conspiracy
1. Definition of conspiracy widely circulated explanations for ambiguous evils or
Conspiracies are narrative in form/stories (characteristics, motives, dark plats).
Conspiracy arguments provide explanations that
Ch. 12: Justifying Violence/Good Reasons
1. Definition of good reason
Providing an is in support of an ought
Carl Wallaces theory (chp 12)
General categories of values that we use to decide whether something is right or
2. Three general categories
Ch.13: Use of Terrorism
1. Definition of terrorism: a strategy of using repeated unpredictable violence against
secondary audiences to inspire fear and to bring pressure on the target audience to
bring about or resist change. Terrorist violence is not dir
Ch. 4: Stages of social movements
1. Characteristics: intellectuals, prophets, meet little opposition
2. Triggering event early vision attempts for change and bring the movement into
focus. Prepares for social unrest.
3. Agitator w
Ch. 6: Languaging Strategies and Tactics
Language Strategy pattern or methods of language usage that attempt to achieve a
specific purpose, goal, or objective. Key movement messages, themes and rationales
Strategies are more abstr
Ch. 7: Constituting Social Movement Organizations [SMOs]
Class Notes: 1950s Generations in Conflict post-war adults; Eisenhower/Nixon; Baby Boomers
Focus: Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement
Why a student movement?
Political argument in social movements: (charting the differences when movements propose
or oppose change).
1. Nature and definition of argument
Argument- linking of ideas in support of an identifiable proposition.
Involves a clash of perspectives.