Strategy and “Spin”: Opposing Movement Frames in an Anti-Gay Voter Initiative

  title={Strategy and “Spin”: Opposing Movement Frames in an Anti-Gay Voter Initiative},
  author={Kimberly B. Dugan},
  journal={Sociological Focus},
  pages={213 - 233}
Abstract Social movements typically do not operate in isolation. Rather, movements engage with an opposing movement over social and / or political change. In this paper, I ask to what extent must opposing movements be intertwined and reactive over the framing of issues? While scholarly attention has tended to focus on frames as movement outcomes I treat frames as “in motion,” constantly subject to interpretation in a context of competing messages. I argue that movements must attend to the… 

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