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Social Movement Theories

Social Movement Theories

Author: Paul Hannan
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This lesson will discuss social movement theories.

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Terms to Know
Culture Theory

An explanation for social movements that asserts that movement participants draw on cultural resources and symbolic representations to communicate the message of the movement.

Deprivation Theory

An explanation for social movements that asserts that movements happen because people feel like they lack something.

Mass-Society Theory

An explanation for social movements that asserts that movements attract people who are socially isolated and gain a sense of purpose from movement participation.

New Social Movement Theory

An explanation for social movements that asserts that movements now happen because of quality of life and identity issues.

Political Opportunity Theory

An explanation for social movements that asserts that movements happen as a reaction to the flaws of capitalism.

Relative Deprivation

Where a person or a group of people feel deprived of something relative to another person or group.

Resource Mobilization Theory

An explanation for social movements that asserts that movements happen because of, and are benefited by, access to resources.