Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • What is a social movement?
  • Why do people participate in social movements?
  • What are the different types of social movements?
  • How would you use a sociological theory to explain a social movement?
  • What are the steps a social movement must take to become successful?
  • What tactics do social movements use to achieve their goals, and what kind of backlash do they face?
  • How can we create social change?