Contested Loyalties: Dissident Identity Organizations, Institutions, and Social Movements

@article{Kretschmer2009ContestedLD,
  title={Contested Loyalties: Dissident Identity Organizations, Institutions, and Social Movements},
  author={K. Kretschmer},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  year={2009},
  volume={52},
  pages={433 - 454}
}
In this article, the author investigates the innovative survival strategies of two organizations, both of which claim loyalty to parent institutions while simultaneously attempting to undermine those institutions in a larger political arena. The author asks how and why these organizations are able to maintain this precarious position. Findings indicate that the organizations manage to balance institutional insider and outsider status in three main ways: By reinterpreting key institutional texts… Expand
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