Lecture Notes for SOC 3304 - Collective Action with Wimberley at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Class:SOC 3304 - Collective Action
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Freedom Riders
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Institutional
  • Social Change
  • Black Panthers
  • Such Factors
  • Definitions
  • Individuals
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SOC 3304 Fall 2008 Study guide for Midterm 1 (updated version, posted after class on 9/25/08) Outline of in-class materials (not necessarily in exact order presented in class): Introduction: What are social movements (SMs), and why should we care? 1. Video: "Awakenings," part 2 (Montgomery bus boycott, 1955-56) from "Eyes on the Prize" series 2. This is a course about SMs, so, what ARE they? (definitions, with emphasis on our "working definition" of SMs) 3. Class discussion of Meyer, Goldberg 1 readings / writing assignment 4. Group work: Are these examples SMs? Why or why not, or if you can't tell, why? Basic Social Movement Theory 1. Questions sociologists ask about SMs 2. Social change - intended and unintended, from above and below, and how SMs fit in 3. Social actors related to SMs (organizations, individuals, etc.; includes color-coded diagram of relations of individuals to SMs) 4. Types of orgs and where SMOs fit in (on BB only, not shown in class) 5. Tilly...

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