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17 Cards in this Set

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social movement
behavior that breaks some norm in order to bring about social change; large group of people who are organized to promote or resist some social change
resource mobilization theory
mobilization, rational, skills/efficient, social movement orgazization; theory that social movements succeed or fail based on their ability to mobilize resources such as time, money, and people's skills
political process theory
collective action, what people do/tactics, engage in, "smart"
collective behavior theory
types of issues people get concerned about, problem, psychology; extraordinary activites carried out by groups of people including: lynchings, rumors, panices, urban legends, fads, fashions
physical, perceived differences in appearance; physical characteristics that distinguish one group from another
culture (values/norms, particular way of life), having distinctive cultural differences
unequal, group who has more disadvantages when compared to another group; people who are singled out for unequal treatment and who regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination
prejudging individuals based on their group; an attitude or prejudging usually in a negative way
actions undertaken that treat people unequally on basis of their groups; an act of unfair treatment directed against an individual or group
ranking/hierarchy of races that asserts that one race is superior to another; prejudice and discrimination on basis of race
a tract of land set aside for use by American Indians
a person who comes to a country to take up permanant residence
a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution
the process of being absorbed into the mainstream culture
action/process of merging into a single body/unite; think melting pot theory
melting pot -- immigrants come from different countries and eventually they blend in; learning a culture
the diffusion of power among many interest groups that prevents any single group from gaining control of the government