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soci 1121 - Collective Behavior.docx

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Collective Behavior Chapters 21 and 22  Spontaneous and unstructured behavior  Reaction to an ambiguous situation  An unpredictable source of social change. Emergent Norm Perspective (Turner and Killian) 1. Ambiguity of situation provides open ground for the emergence and redefinition of appropriate behavior. 2. New norms "emerge" Value-Added Perspective (Smelser) 1. Series of structural and interactional conditions resulting in definite patterns of behavior. 2. Structural conduciveness (emergence of conflicting interests)  structural strain  generalized belief  precipitating event  mobilization o how people get along with each other  social control fail Gather
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