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SOC 1200 Lecture 44: Lecture 44

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SOC 1200
Susan Miller

OS98  Lack of social control Resource Mobilization Theory  No social movement is likely to success without substantial resources Outsiders can be just as important as insiders Culture Theory Social movements depends on cultural symbols as well as material resources Mobilization depends on sense of injustice  People must believe they can’t fix their problems on their own Political Economy Theory Marxist  social movements arise within capitalist societies because capitalism fails to meet the needs of the majority of people New Social Movements Theory 1) Old movements were concerned with economic issues, new focus on improving  social and physical surroundings 2) Most of today’s social movements are international  3) Old movements drew support from working class people, new movements draw support from upper and middle class people (affluent people tend to be conservative on economic issues but liberal on social issues)  Politics and Government Definitions Politics = social institution that distributes power, sets a society’s goals and makes decisions  The state = includes the government as well as the judiciary, government  bureaucracies, military and law enforcement Legitimation=theprocessofmakingbelievableandacceptabletothepublic,someform of authority   Power = ability
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