Social movement organizations guide to research on insurgent realities by Lofland, John.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementJohn Lofland.
LC ClassificationsHN29 .L63 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL24113732M
ISBN 109780202305530
LC Control Number2007049688

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Social movement organizations carry out the tasks that are necessary for any social movement to survive and to be successful. For instance, the civil rights movement was a social movement composed of specific social movement organizations (like SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) or CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)).

Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like - more volatile and politicized - while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations.

Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like - more volatile and politicized - while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations.

Organization theory and Social movement organizations book movement theory are two of the. The authorative and richly detailed handbook is divided into three parts: (1) procedures for studying SMOs; (2) propositions or generalizations about them; and (3) perspectives or wider considerations relating to them.

Included are discussions of such basic questions as: What causes SMOs and why do people join them. What are the beliefs and practices of SMOs. SOCIAL MOVEMENT ORGANIZATIONS Social movements & social movement organizations are related: Social Movement - Collective efforts by relatively powerless groups using extra-institutional means to promote or resist social change (e.g., political, cultural, economic, ethnic, sexual identity)File Size: KB.

Robert W. White: “Structural Identity Theory and the Post-Recruitment Activism of Irish Republicans: Persistence, Disengagement, Splits, and Dissidents in Social Movement Organizations.” Social Problems 57(3): Verta Taylor, Katrina. Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like more volatile and politicized while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations.5/5(1).

The social change arena is continually experimenting with new organizational forms to further the movement Paul Hawken described. The more intentional organizations are in structuring their end goals, leadership, and means to become more movement-like, the more likely those efforts are to succeed in creating a healthier, more humane world.

"Fabio Rojas’s illuminating account of the social movement origins of Black Studies and its development as an academic discipline contributes significantly to our understanding of the evolution of Black Studies and the intersection of social movements, organizations, black power, and higher education.5/5(1).

Social movement approaches are also informing renewed interest among ecologists and institutionalists in the legitimation of institutional categories, which Social movement organizations book movement-like processes of mobilization, framing, and the endogenous evolution of collective identities and genres.

6 On the other side, there appear to be a variety of yet-untapped Cited by: History. Social movement impact theory has been studied far less than most other subcategories of social movement theory, mostly due to methodological issues.

It is relatively new, and was only introduced in with William Gamson's book "The Strategy of Social Protest", followed by Piven and Cloward's book "Poor People's Movements". In his groundbreaking study, Gamson studied 53 social.

Social movements around the world have used a wide variety of protest tactics to bring about enormous social changes, influencing cultural arrangements, public opinion, and government policies in the process.

This concise yet in-depth primer provides a broad overview of theoretical issues in the study of social movements, illustrating key concepts with a series of case studies. social movement organizations: A social movement organization is an organized component of a social movement.

Social movement organizations usually have coordinating roles in social movements, but do not actually employ or direct most of the participants, who. Social movements manifest themselves in part through a wide range of organizations.

These organizations are subject to a range of internal and external pressures that affect their viability, their internal structure and processes, and their ultimate success in attaining by: Geography and Social Movements pathbreaking book will no doubt serve as a cornerstone and inspiration for the integrative work that lies ahead.” Miller’s empirical analysis clearly demonstrates that geographic strategies for social movement organizations have direct consequences for the successes and failures of specific campaigns.

The definition of social movement that was utilized for this project was based in part on three social movement models.

First, there is the classical model of social movements, which argues that social change is the result of a systematic "strain" on the social infrastructure of the political system.

Robert J. Brulle, Christopher Rootes, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Culture and Forms of Action. Environmental movements across the globe involve a wide-ranging and complex network of interaction among a number of different organizations.

They are composed of people and groups with many different viewpoints, which define their. Social movement, loosely organized but sustained campaign in support of a social goal, typically either the implementation or the prevention of a change in society’s structure or gh social movements differ in size, they are all essentially collective.

That is, they result from the more or less spontaneous coming. lack of understanding how social media have shaped social movement organizations (SMOs) and the organization of social movements.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to discern and answer large metaquestions that are applicable to a variety of social movements. V. Taylor, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political and Cultural Opportunities and the Gender Regime of Institutions.

One of the major premises of social movement theory is that changes in the larger political and cultural context can stimulate or discourage people from participating in collective action. Shifts in gender differentiation and. Numbers of social movement organizations (SMOs), which are single social movement groups, with the same goals constitute a social movement industry (SMI).

Together they create what McCarthy and Zald () refer to as "the sum of all social movements in a society.". "Well-known for his sociological studies of social movements, John Lofland has now written the authoritative guide to research on social movement organizations viewed as insurgent realities - countercurrents of varying intensity and duration, which challenge mainstream conceptions of how society ought to be organized and how life ought to be lived."--Jacket.

A social movement is a loosely organized effort by a large group of people to achieve a particular goal, typically a social or political one. This may be to carry out, resist or undo a social is a type of group action and may involve individuals, organizations or both.

Definitions of the term are slightly varied. Social movements have been described as "organizational structures and. Any given social movement may have a number of social movement organizations working toward mobilizing organizations for change, effectively comprising a “social movement industry” (McCarthy & Zald, ).

The organizations involved in resource mobilization serve as rational actors engaging collective action as a strategy for effecting change. "Derrick Feldmann’s Social Movements for Good is a tremendously valuable resource for leaders who are looking to scale their organizations and causes.

Derrick leverages his vast experience and research at Achieve to provide great insight about the possibilities and challenges of social movements. A social movement involves purposeful, collective action; Social movements seek specific social changes; Social movements are often sparked by specific events or social changes; Purposeful, collective action means that people somehow work together towards a common goal.

Organizations like New Dream, founded infocus on. Social movement researchers began importing ideas from organization theory in the s to account for the role of formal organizations, resources, and strategic behaviour in movements. More recently, organization theorists have drawn on social movement theory to understand the politics of organizational and institutional by: 6.

The civil rights movement (CRM), the environmental movement, the women's movement, and the gay rights movement are among the larger and more visible motors of social change. Other, less visible, movements also have promoted significant changes in social policy, raised our consciousness about issues and problems, and even altered our behavior in.

Social Movements and Culture Reflecting the recent surge of interest in culture, this volume brings together top researchers in the field of social movements whose work represents the major approaches to movement analysis from a cultural perspective.

The contributors address such issues as approaches to culture; how movements are affected by the culture of the larger society in which they act. Environmentalism is the most popular social movement in the United States today. Five million American households contribute to national environmental organizations, which together receive over $ million in contributions from all sources.

On the local level some 6, environmental groups are active. Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media historical precedents, and international comparison of experimental and dissident media organizations and projects.” It is a must-have book for activists and researchers engaged with and communicating for social change.”.

Understanding Social Movements. To begin this understanding, we first need to understand what social movements are. To reiterate a definition already presented, a social movement may be defined as an organized effort by a large number of people to bring about or impede social, political, economic, or cultural change.

Defined in this way, social movements might sound similar to special-interest. "This is the book on the transformation of undocumented youth into the momentous immigrant rights movement known as the DREAMers. Based on careful research, the book identifies and analyzes the unique elements that allowed this social movement to go from 0–to–60 mph in the span of a decade and in one of the most hostile xenophobic contexts.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Liberation Front. Connected People. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Connected People. Black Alliance for Education Options. Connected People.

Bull Moose Sportmen’s Alliance. Center for American Progress. Connected People. Center for Competitive Politics.

Connected People. Get this from a library. Non-state violent actors and social movement organizations: influence, adaptation and change. [Julie Mazzei;] -- Non-state actors play a crucial role in conflict and post-conflict environments, one too often overshadowed in scholarship by attention to the state.

This volume focuses specifically on the interests. Over the past century, particularly since the 's, extra-community influences over local bureaucracies have increased in power and in scope.

Federal and state government agencies have increased the regulations on and the funding to local communities. Globalization has further weakened the economic base of most communities, creating structures in which both money spent in stores (of national.

Obstacles to Social Change. Groups can bring about social reform and social change, but they can also thwart efforts to achieve a just society. For every social change and social reform effort that so many groups and organizations undertake, other groups and organizations try to block such efforts.

How Organizations Develop Activists Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century Hahrie Han. This is the first book to provide an in-depth look at the models and strategies civic associations use for engaging activists in the Internet Age.

Since the attacks of September 11th, the Western world has labeled al-Qaeda and its leadership as suicidal and irrational terrorists hating the Western 'way of life' justified the American "War on Terror" and led Margaret Thatcher to declare Islam the new Communism.

3 However, as is often pointed out, what is 'terrorism' in the view of one may be mere 'warfare' in the view of another. Social Movements: Meaning, Causes, Types, Revolution and Role.

In the society a large number of changes have been brought about by efforts exerted by people individually and collectively. Such efforts have been called social movements.

A social movement may, therefore, be defined as “a collectively acting with some continuity to promote or. social movement theory and will attempt to relate it to developments in the African continent. Obviously, this is a precarious undertaking, especially taking the rapid pace.The analysis in this book yields answers to the question of what it takes to build a movement in the 21st century not only in the specific context of climate change and environmentalism but also more generally for other social movements and campaigns of any topic.

Review of The Boundaries of Belonging: Online Work of Immigration-Related Social Movement Organizations, by Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky (Palgrave Macmillan, ). For over a decade, social movement scholars in the US have been enamored with the .

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