1-The Occupy Wall Street Movement is a current Social Movement in the U.S. Take a few minutes to review the following links to familiarize yourself somewhat with the movement:
Occupy Wall Street About Page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Map: Occupy Wall Street, a global movement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
First discuss what type of movement this movement is (Revolutionary, Conservative, Reactionary, Expressive, etc.)
Now, think about the theories explaining social movements (Deprivation Theory, Structural Strain, Resource mobilization, etc). Discuss which theory best applies to this movement and why.
Then discuss how society has changed from before the movement to now, if at all?
Remember to give a brief description of the theory and movement type that you chose first.
As we can see from the last chapter, Social movements and social change can result from many different efforts, but often, change is the result of a group or sometimes even one person who refuses to be a victim and instead takes action. One person who helped increase momentum of a movement is Wael Ghonim. Ghonim used Facebook to organize protesters against the Egyptian government in 2010/2011.
Read the following articles (feel free to consult other resources, but be sure to cite them) and:
Give a brief summary/timeline of the events that led up to the 2011 Egyptian revolution, includingGhonim’s involvement.
Discuss the government and other changes that resulted from the movement.
Discuss what type of movement this movement is (Revolutionary, Conservative, Reactionary, Expressive, etc.) and why you classify it as such.
Discuss which social movement theory ((Deprivation Theory, Structural Strain, Resource mobilization, etc.) best applies to this movement and why. Remember to give a brief description of the theory first.
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