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Lecture 2

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SOCI 1002
Christian Carron

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Social Movements A Force to Change the World thWorkers Rights Movement Work conditions child labour minimum wage late 19 centuryMassive change that was one of the first the effect everyone from there on Womens Rights Movement Right to Vote 1919Good example of movement that has many lives started out with voting them moved forward to others Civil Rights Movement 1960sMarch on Washing in 1963Question equality Gay Rights Movement 1980sCollective Behaviour is a voluntary often spontaneous activity that is engaged in by a large number of people and typically violates dominant group norms and values Some collective actions are routine where large groups meet at a particular place where there are activities all the time and nonroutine something not so planned not always on the same day same spot Routine collective actions tend to be nonviolent and follow established patterns of behaviour in bureaucratic social structures NonRoutine collective action tends to be shortlived and sometime violent mob riot panic Form Collective Action to Social MovementsMostnonroutine collective action requires social organizationCollective action can result in creation of one or more formal organization or bureaucracies to direct and further aim if it membersInstitutionalization of protest signifies establishment of a social movementFfSocial Problems as Collective Behaviour Blumer 1971 maps out the career of social problemswhy does certain things become seen as a social problem ie Smoking wearing seatbeltsSocial Problems are the result of collective definition 1 The Emergence of Social Problems 2 Legitimation of Social Problems 3 Mobilization of Action 4 Formation of an Official Plan of Action 5 Implementation of Official PlanThe History and Future of Social Movements The Past 300 YearsThree centuries ago social movements typically were small localized and violentSubsequent growth of the state led to changes in social movements including
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