Collective Identity in Social Movements: Central Concepts and Debates

@inproceedings{Fominaya2010CollectiveII,
  title={Collective Identity in Social Movements: Central Concepts and Debates},
  author={Cristina Maria Flesher Fominaya},
  year={2010}
}
The concept of collective identity has been used extensively by social movement scholars seeking to explain how social movements generate and sustain commitment and cohesion between actors over time. Despite its wide application, collective identity is a notoriously abstract concept. This article focuses on the use of the concept in the literature on contemporary social movements and offers a comprehensive theoretical overview. The central elements of collective identity in the social movement… CONTINUE READING

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