Choose two of the above websites. Write a cohesive essay of 750 words, double-spaced, in which you apply Conley's theories of collective action, social movements, social movement organizations, and social change to the initiatives represented on the websites (i.e., the various pages that constitute the websites and their links, not just the single main page indicated by the given URL), comparing and contrasting the goals, scope, and tactics of the two organizations.
This is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability to apply the sociological imagination to real-world cultural artifacts (e.g., websites). Do not give definitions of basic concepts--assume the reader has this knowledge; rather, use the concepts and theories to analyze the website information and to explain and place it in a larger context. Discuss the issues in your own words; do not rely on direct quotes to present information, either from Conley or from the websites.
Adhere to page limits; cite properly information from Conley, your chosen websites, and any other sources you use in your paper (refer to the Citing Sources Properly handout on the Content page). Be sure your paper is free of grammatical and spelling errors prior to submission.
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