Working Anita Bryant: The Impact of Christian Anti-Gay Activism on Lesbian and Gay Movement Claims

  title={Working Anita Bryant: The Impact of Christian Anti-Gay Activism on Lesbian and Gay Movement Claims},
  author={Tina Fetner},
  journal={Social Problems},
  • Tina Fetner
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Sociology
  • Social Problems
Social movement scholarship claims that opposing movements can create opportunities and generate mobilization for the other side. However, there are still open questions as to how this influence between opposing movements operates on an organizational level. This paper looks closely at one aspect of the impact of opposing movements: rhetorical strategies. I examine historical documents produced by social movement organizations to determine the processes through which interactions between… 

The Cultural Consequences of Social Movements: The LGBT Movement and the Transformation of Discourse About Homosexuality in Mainstream Newspapers

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