Learning Objectives

16.1   What is a social movement?

16.2   Why do people participate in social movements?

16.3   What are the different types of social movements?

16.4   How would you use the conflict and symbolic interaction theories to explain social movements?

16.5   What are the steps a social movement must take to become successful?

16.6   What tactics do social movements use to achieve their goals, and what kind of backlash do they face?

16.7   How can we create social change?