Review questions for first third of course (for the Jasper and Goodwin reader)
Introduction Chapter 1
1. Describe social movements.
2. How do they differ from protests?
3. Why study social movements?
4. Describe a recent example of a revolutionary movement.
5. How were social movements viewed before 1960?
6. How were social movements viewed after 1960?
7. Define the two cultural components “frame” and “cultural identity”.
8. Can the way in which we view social movements evolve? Explain.
The Civil Rights Movement Chapter 2
1. What happened to move a people from accommodation to protest?
2. How would relative deprivation explain the civil rights movement?
3. What was the “double V” campaign?
4. What were some of the successes of the civil rights movement?
5. How did the nation's courts play a role in the civil rights movement?
6. Who was a major source of influence that led to the nonviolence protests in the civil rights movement?
The Women's Movement Chapter 3
1. What are the three propositions that Jo Freeman writes about?
2. Explain the difference between the younger and older branch of the women's movement.
3. What effect did Title VII have on the movement?
4. In what ways did federal and state commissions help the future of the movement?
5. What effect did The Feminine Mystique have on the movement?
6. How was the National Organization for Women founded?
7. Why is a communication network vital to a social movement?
The Gay Liberation Movement Chapter 4
1. Describe the Stonewall riot.
2. How are the approaches used to gain attention and support different in the Gay Liberation movement compared to the Civil Rights movement?
3. What was a key strategy for building a movement in the chapter?
4. How did the Gay Liberation movement benefit from the successes made by the Women's movement?
5. How is it that the Stonewall riot eventually led to a social movement that changed the quality of gay life in America?
The Iranian Revolution Chapter 5
1. How was the French Revolution different from the Iranian Revolution as far as a social movement?
2. What are the four structural weaknesses that led to a structure of political opportunities that helped the revolution?
3. How did the strength of the protest encourage more people to join?
4. What is the bandwagon effect?
5. Explain how nonviolence was used to demoralize the troops.
6. Why wasn't the army able to operate at full capacity?