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Social Movements - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter will help you review important concepts and terminology involving social movements. Our instructors explain what social movements are and discuss major theories, such as deprivation theory, that address why such movements develop. You'll also study the progression and decline of social movements. Once you've finished the chapter, you should be comfortable with:
- Discussing theories on social movement motives
- Identifying the four stages of social movements
- Listing and describing the four types of social movements
We make learning about social movements an engaging and straightforward activity. Professional instructors use clear explanations and real-world examples in the video lessons to help you retain what you've learned. If you need to rewatch a major point in the video, use the provided tags.
We also include transcripts with our videos, which in include key terms highlighted in bold print. Our multiple-choice lesson quizzes are ideal for quickly gauging your understanding of social movements.
1. Social Movement: Theories and Motives
In this lesson, we will define what social movements are and discuss why they develop. We'll cover the deprivation theory, the mass-society theory and the structure strain theory, which are three theories that sociologists use to explain social movements.
2. Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline
Although social movements around the world differ from each other in many ways, they all generally go through a life cycle marked by the progressive stages of emergence, coalescence, bureaucratization, and decline. In this lesson we will discuss the four stages of social movements.
3. Social Movement Definitions: Alternative, Redemptive, Reformative & Revolutionary
Social movements can occur at the individual level or the societal level and can advocate for either minor or radical changes. This lesson will cover four kinds of social movements: alternative, redemptive, reformative, and revolutionary.
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