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Social Movements

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Social movements can be defined as socially constructed groups, networks, and organizations that express social and cultural conflict through a reflexively negotiated and contested, permanently evolving collective identity. At times, these conflicts are expressed through highly visible mobilization and engagement with and against the state. At other times, conflict may be expressed in alternative forms of cultural expression and in daily life. In either case, the construction and negotiation of collective identity is central to the definition ...

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