Explaining enduring empowerment: a comparative study of collective action and psychological outcomes

@inproceedings{Drury2005ExplainingEE,
  title={Explaining enduring empowerment: a comparative study of collective action and psychological outcomes},
  author={John Drury and Steve Reicher},
  year={2005}
}
An ethnographic study of two crowd events was carried out in order to develop a hypothesis about the experience of empowerment in collective action. Qualitative comparison of an anti-roads occupation and a mass eviction suggests that empowerment as an outcome of collective action is a function of the extent to which one’s own action is understood as expressing social identity, a process we term collective self-objectification. The comparison indicates that empowerment is not reducible to the… CONTINUE READING

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