ISU SOA 106 - Elite Response to Social Movements (2 pages)

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Elite Response to Social Movements

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A discussion of social movements and how they will affect our everyday lives and how politicians deal with them.


Lecture number:
36
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Illinois State University
Course:
Soa 106 - Introduction to Sociology
Edition:
1
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SOA 106 1st Edition Lecture 36 Outline of Last Lecture I Reactions to the Film Outline of Current Lecture II Elite Responses to Social Movements III Movement Outcomes Current Lecture Elite Responses to Social Movements It is easy to see the police as the bad guy in the movie but in this situation the police are representatives of the state Insurance companies make money by taking your premiums but do not pay you when you have a claim rescission it is a matter of course a small percentage of people fight for the claim this is done in all kinds of jobs Pressures act upon the police just like they will act on us everyday of our lives it is not easy to act against these social forces society pushes us to get back into line with their norms we are not pushed to ask questions Social movements are about pushing back Politicians are opposed to social movements because they change the dynamics of power Repression using violent and nonviolent means Co Optation of issues or leaders by adopting movement issues or recruiting its leaders De legitimizing strategies applying labels like communist terrorists or radical to leaders or movement goals to undermine legitimacy of movement demands Covert efforts to infiltrate or sabotage through use of FBI CIA or informants to undermine movement or organizations Movement Outcomes What do social movements accomplish policy changes changes in legal code shifts in attitude norms and values often inspire counter movements



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