- An individual’s cognitive, moral, and emotional connection…
- 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
- 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