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Sociology 4

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Collective Action 
Action that takes place in groups and diverges from the social norms of the situation 
Convergence Theory 
Theory of collective action stating that collective action happens when people with similar...
Contagion Theory 
Theory of collective action claiming that collective action arises because of peoples tendency...
Emergent Norm Theory 
Theory of collective action empasizing the influence of keynoters in promoting particular norms...
Social Movement 
Collective behavior that is purposeful, organized, and institutionalized but not ritualized....
Alternative Social Movements 
Social movements that seek the most limited societal change and often target a narrow group...
Redemptive Social Movements 
Social movements that target specific groups but advocate for more radical change ex: Covenant...
Reformative Social Movements 
Social movement that advocates for limited social change across an entire society 
Revoluntionary Social Movement 
Social Movements that advocate the radical reorganization of society ex: when a group tries...
Classical Model 
Model of social movements based on a concept of structural weakness in society that results...
Resource-mobolization Theory 
model of social movement that emphasizes political contest and goals but also states that social...
Political process model 
Model of social movements that focuses on the structure of political opportunities. When these...
Emergence 
the first stage of a social movement occuring when the social problem being addressed is first...
Caolescence
The second stage of a social movement in which resources are mobolized  around the problems...
Rountinization or Institutionalization
The final stage of a social movement in which it is institutionalized and a formal structure...
Social Movement Organization (SMO)
a group developed to recruit new memebers and coordinate participation in a particular social...
Grassroots organization 
a type of social movement organization that relies on high levels of community based participation...


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