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University of Saskatchewan
Political Studies
POLS 251
David York

Pols 251 1 February 13 2013 6. • Identity transformation: o Transferring the identity of being a “wasp” to being an activist o Not only are they responsible for the transforming resources, they can transform you o Social movements can transform who you are, how you see yourself o We need to think about how the agents involve/change humans into social creatures 7. • ** define and apply the jargon for the final ** • Friendships ties (bonds, social ties  sustain commitment Malcolm Gladwell Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not be Tweeted - Skeptical/realistic about Social Media and Activism Thesis: Social Media can’t provide what social change has always required - Inevitably, our task is to consider some of these necessities and give them some thought - Similarities and differences - Not necessarily 100% right but still relevant The Digital Evangelist • The new tools of social media have reinvented social activism Gladwell suggests that “(a)tivism that challenges the status quo – that attacks deeply rooted problems – is not for the faint of heart”  Do we need to c
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