4 Question: What characteristics of social movements? Social Movements SECTION 2Social MovementsQuestion:What characteristics of social movements?
5 Social Movements SECTION 2 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Type Description and ExampleReactionarytry to prevent a type of social change and return society to a past way of being; often use fear and violence; example: Ku Klux KlanConservativetry to protect prevailing values from what are seen as threats to those values; example: the religious rightRevisionarytry to improve some part of society through social change; usually use legal methods and focus on a single issue; example: women’s suffrage movementRevolutionaryseek a total radical change of existing social structure; overthrow existing government and replace it with their own versions; often involve violent or illegal methods; example: the American Revolution
6 Chapter Wrap-Up CHAPTER 17 1. How do collectives differ from social groups?2. List and describe the four types of crowds identified by Herbert Blumer.3. What is the difference between fads and fashions?4. List and give examples of the four types of social movements identified by William Bruce Cameron.5. Why are the original goals of a social movement sometimes swept aside during the bureaucratization stage of the social-movement life cycle?6. What do sociologists mean by the term relative deprivation?7. According to resource-mobilization theory, what kinds of resources are needed for a social movement to be successful?