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Social Movement Theories

Social Movement Theories

Author: Sadie Pendaz
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This lesson will discuss social movement theories.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Political Opportunity Theory

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

  • 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.

  • Resource Mobilization Theory

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

  • New Social Movement Theory

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

  • Relative Deprivation

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