Social Movements and Revolutions
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Choose one of the following for your Initial Post:
1) Pick a social movement to discuss. You may refer to one of the social movements listed in our text or you may find a peer-reviewed journal article that adequately describes a social movement.
A) Briefly describe the social movement in your own words.
B) What type of movement is/was it (revolutionary/reform, instrumental/expressive)? Explain your answer.
C) Apply one microsocial or macrostructrual explanation of social movements to your chosen movement. How does this explanation account for the origins of this social movement?
D) Completely Optional: Using Smelser’s “types of responses by the authorities to social movements,” explain the outcomes of this social movement.
2) Choose a revolution to discuss. You may refer to one of the revolutions listed in our text or you may find a peer reviewed journal article that adequately describes a revolution.
A) Briefly describe the revolution in your own words.
B) Apply one structural theory of revolution to this revolution.
C) What was the outcome of this revolution? Your informed response should be based in factual information from which you can create a sociological analysis.