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Social Sciences
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SCS1150
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WHAT DO SOCIAL MOVEMENTS DOTACTICSSOCIAL MOVEMENT TACTICSThe Blackwell companion to sicla movements David A SnowActivists need to devise tactics that create uncertainty and force opponents to respondTactics can be expressive and create solidarityNeed to be careful not to alienate potential alliesMovements may be remembered for their tactics even after the movement has declinedEXAMPLESProtest camps mass marches petitions occupations direct action email campaigns hacktivism boycotts street theatre events using nudity and humour media campaignsACTUP Tactical ChoicesSee Adrienne E Christiansen and Jeremy J Hanson 1996Comedy as cure for tragedy Act up and the rhetoric of aidsACTUP Aids Coalition to Unleash Power founded 1987A faction of the Gay and Lesbian rights movement United in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis ACTNYORG2010Emerged in response to deaths and indifferenceSilencedeathStaged demonstrations at medical conferences political meetings public buildings that were chaotic and confrontationsDIEINS mock funerals etcBuilt identity and cohesivenessDemanded a responseMade them impossible to ignoreUse of comedy and outrageous antics challenged existing frames
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