On Supporting/Furthering Social Movements
Repertoires of Contention
Set of protest tactics and activities movements used to raise consciousness,
publicize issues and communicate demands, gather public support, and attempt to
mobilize social an
Agency free will, freedom, the ability to exercise choice
How free do you think you are?
- I have a lot of liberty to act as I please, though most of the actions come with
consequence, therefore there is not a lot to truly do
- where we are now impact ou
September 8, 2011
Chapters 4: Crafting a Self (most nocturnal)
1) What is Grazians question or agenda?
a. demonstrating nightlife is theatrical, competitive, very produced
b. crafting appealing/sexually desirable self
c. How do they approa
The Moral Order of the Hospital in Beyond Caring
I. What is moral order?
a. the routine to keep one sane
b. set of rules to restrict behavior
c. ideas about what is right and wrong
d. *system of values, beliefs and rules that define and sanction right and
Intro to Sociology
September 3, 2011
Context to Observations
I began my observations around 9pm on Friday, September 2nd, 2011. Among the
several groups I encountered that evening, I focused on three freshman girls, who I h
- Why do teens and young adults create subcultures?
sexual adornment, to define themselves in opposition to another, to distinguish
create an identity to self that markedly different to others
Intro to Sociology
September 28, 2011
The Nocturnal Self as a Means of Social Acquisition
In many high schools and colleges, young adults seem to feel the need to adopt what
David Grazian calls the nocturnal self. He descri
Intro to Sociology
December 1, 2011
The Rise and Demise of Occupy Wall Street
On September 17th, 1,000 peaceful protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park in lower
Manhattan. Their goal was to publicize and object to the economic
November 29, 2011
The Structure of Social Movements
In order for a social movement to take place and ultimately succeed, several factors are
necessary. The first is to acknowledge a common injustice, or a ubiquitous grievance, as
demonstrated by the Strai
November 17, 2011
Cognitive Liberation: coming to the realization that there is injustice;
- also persuading people that the political system itself is vulnerable to change
- believing that there is a chance of success
Cultural Tool Kit
social movements p
- Stones Questions
Does opting out reflect a return to a more traditional form of motherhood and family?
Do women actually have the choice to quit their jobs?
Is opting out a short-term strategy?
Is opting out a respon
November 3, 2011
STONE OPTING OUT
The Push of Work
Ideology expectations among employers and employees and behavioral
patterns (no lunch, 60-80hr work weeks) makes work inflexible to work regimes that dont
adhere to ideal
ideal worker = long hour
What is ritual?
o a mechanism that reinforces social solidarity
elements of formality and repetitiveness as hallmarks of behavior
an expressive as opposed to purposive form of action
set of practices
should promote connectivi
Theories of Reproduction Willis: Cultural Reproduction
Working class reproduce themselves because their beliefs about self, world, work,
life chances persuade them to take working class jobs, reject school and values of
achievement of middle class
Social Movement: Collective enterprises to articulate some shared social concern and
from formal organizations to coalitions or organizations, tight or loosely
shared interests, beliefs and values, identity
SOCIAL CLASS Aint No Makin It
- Why do working class children end up in working class jobs?
- Why do members of social classes tend to reproduce their class standing?
- Why is social mobility in the US so limited despite its hist