A. Introduction to Social Movements
B. Pre 1970s Sociology:
Social Contagion and Collective Behavior
C. Social Network Theory and Identity (Micro->Macro)
D. Resource Mobilization Theory and
Social Movement Organizations [Economics]
E. Political Process Theory (Politics)
F. The Symbolic Construction of Movements (Culture)
G. New Social Movements
(Conflict and Social Change)
Examples of Post-Materialist Identity Movements
H. Globalization and Social Movements
I. Environmental Movements
J. Shifting Terrain
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"Look at the Sky!" social contagion exercise, Fall 2016
"Carry That Weight" anti-sexual violence protest, Fall 2015
"Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song."
-- Zoltan Kodaly
"There are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of Al-Qaeda without the terrorism."
-- Maajid Nawaz
"The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that."
-- Gloria Steinem
"Fascist movements kill off their critics, literally or metaphorically, while democratic movements value, invite and even welcome criticism."
-- Parker Palmer