New Social Movements

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What is a new social movement?
A large group of people who have common aspirations and a high level of political commitment but often lack organisation
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How did Diani (1992) define new social movements?
An informal network of groups who have a shared sense of collective identity and oppose mainstream politics
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What did Touraine (1982) say the reason for the emergence of new social movements was?
The result of longer periods in education enjoyed by young people
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What did Melucci (1989) say the emergence for new social movements was?
It's the product of the search for identity and lifestyle choices
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How did Hallsworth (1994) say new social movements are organised?
They lack clear organisation, have low levels of bureacracy and democratic participation of it's members at all levels of decision making
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What did Castells (2012) say the characteristics of new social movements members were?
Young, middle class, students or graduates and either work in the public sector or are unemployed
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What did Paul Mason (2013) call new social movement members?
"Graduates with no future"
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What did Faulks (1999) say the social and political significance of new social movements was?
They've introduced new innovative ways of political participation and they highlight the feelings of political systems
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What does the new media do?
Offers the possibility of creating autonomous networks of communication which bypass the governments control
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What was the Castells quote that talks about new media?
"We are all trembling, when we cannot hold hands in the street we hold hands on the internet"
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What is the Paul Mason quote about new media?
"In the crush of every crowd we see arms holding mobile phones, like small flocks of ostriches, snapping scenes of repression and revolt, offering instant and indelible image capture to a global audience"
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What is the feedback loop?
Captures images the provide clear evidence that what you're saying is true
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What happened in Iran to cause a new social movement?
There was a disputed election & the government banned media reporting of the protests taking place so protesters went on Twitter instead
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What was the Arab spring?
There were protests against corrupt dictators in Arab countries- started in tunisia 2010 when Muhammed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest against police corruption and ill treatment and the footage was put on youtube
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What was the Los Indignados movement?
Started in Madrid by the group 'Real Democracy Now' who organised protests at local elections and held debates and the call for protest was done online
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What was the Occupy Wall Street movement?
Protesters protested against the direct link between Wall Street and politics and was largely ignored until footage of a protester being pepper sprayed in the eyes went viral
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What is the black lives matter movement?
Started as a hashtag but is now a global rights movement, the turning point was when 17 year old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014. By 8th July 2016 #blacklivesmatter appeared more than 1.1m
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