SOC 221 Graduate Seminar on Social Movements

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This course examines the current literature on social movements and related forms of collective action. Specific attention is given to the theory and methods of social movement research, levels of analysis of social movement activity, the political process and resource mobilization models of collective action, framing dynamics, movement participation, movement emergence/mobilization, movement outcomes, social revolutions, social movements outside of advanced capitalist democracies, transnational movements, and state repression-movement dynamics. Students will learn the contemporary theoretical debates within the study of social movements and develop a deeper understanding of how to conduct research on particular types of movements and mass mobilization.