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Recruitment to High-Risk Activism: The Case of Freedom Summer
  • Doug McAdam
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 July 1986
This article proposes and argues for the importance of a distinction between "low-" and "high-risk/cost activism" and outlines a model or recruitment to the latter. The model emphasizes theExpand
Comparative perspectives on social movements : political opportunities, mobilizing structures, and cultural framings
Introduction: opportunities mobilizing structures and framing processes Doug McAdam Part I. Political Opportunities: 1. Clarifying the concept of political opportunities Doug McAdam 2. States andExpand
Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Introduction: Opportunities, mobilizing structures, and framing processes – toward a synthetic, comparative perspective on social movements
In a widely read book published in 1960, the sociologist Daniel Bell proclaimed the “end of ideology.” As the 1960s dawned, a good many social scientists believed we had reached a stage in theExpand
Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Conceptual origins, current problems, future direction
Writing in 1970, Michael Lipsky (1970: 14) urged political analysts to direct their attention away from system characterizations presumably true for all times and all places… We are accustomed toExpand
Organizations and Movements
Introduction There is little question that two of the most active and creative arenas of scholarly activity in the social sciences during the past four decades have been organizational studies (OS)Expand
Specifying the Relationship Between Social Ties and Activism
Much empirical work in the social-movements literature has focused on the role of social ties in movement recruitment. Yet these studies have been plagued by a troubling theoretical and empiricalExpand
Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action
Introduction 1. Social movements, contentious actions, and social networks: 'from metaphor to substance'? PART I. INDIVIDUAL NETWORKS 2. Social Networks Matter. But How? 3. Movement development andExpand
Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: The framing function of movement tactics: Strategic dramaturgy in the American civil rights movement
In his essay introducing Part III, Mayer Zald seeks to refine our understanding of the concept of“framing processes” by identifying five topics that have often been confounded or otherwise blurred inExpand
Using survey data collected in 1983-84 on 212 participants in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project arul 118 individtutls who applied, were accepted, but did not take part in the project, theExpand