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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC1105
Professor
Liam Kilmurray
Semester
Fall

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Collective Identity Collective Identity - An individual’s cognitive, moral, and emotional connection… Key Points - Sociologists have turned to collective identity to fill gaps in resource mobilization and political process accounts of the emergence, trajectories, and impacts of social movements - Why do collective actors come into being when they do? o Because collective identity is a stand alone once it exists (chicken/egg) - Even with acknowledged interest in an issue, people often opt to free ride. But those who do participate usually do so in the absence of selective incentives or coercion. - Is the answer in collective identity? - Does collective identity exist prior to, or emerge during a social movement? - Are tactics and strategies explained by the presence of a Collective identity? - “Frames” are the interpretive packages that activists develop to mobilize
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