The phenomenology of empowerment in collective action.

  title={The phenomenology of empowerment in collective action.},
  author={John Drury and Christopher Cocking and Joseph Beale and Charlotte Hanson and Faye Rapley},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  volume={44 Pt 3},
Recent research has hypothesized that empowerment can arise from collective action through collective self-objectification (CSO), defined as action that actualizes participants' social identity against the power of dominant groups. Activists (N = 37) described several experiences that made them feel empowered (and disempowered). Among the various explanations they offered for these feelings, the most prominent were CSO, unity, and support (or their absence). CSO was also predictive of reports… CONTINUE READING
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