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Please address one of the following discussion prompts. Original posts must be created by Friday with responses to at least two of your peers coming no later than Sunday. For the original post please see the following instructions:
Part I of your discussion board post should begin with a brief (3 – 4 sentences) summary of the reading(s), properly cited, but you should not spend more than a paragraph of your post summarizing, as the real life application of the material is as important as your summary. Please leave one line as a section break between the summary and part II of the discussion board post. All substantive posts must be at least 500 words in length.
Part II of the discussion board for the chapter should include answers to the any of the discussion prompts you chose to respond to. Answers must be substantive in and utilizes the text to supplement information to address the question
You must also respond to at least (1) of your classmates’ posts, in a substantive manner. It is not acceptable to repeat information from your original post in your response post to a classmate. Your response posts should propel the conversation started by your classmate forward. Posts such as, “I agree” or “Hello X, I enjoyed your post,” and so forth will receive no credit. Since response posts are a content-based grade, the length matters less than the content. It would, however, be difficult to earn full credit without writing at least five sentences in a response post.
1. Consider the connection between technology and social movements. Have they ever used technology (internet, e-mail, texting, and so on) to promote a cause? How? What was the outcome? Do they feel that technology provides an advantage to collective action and social movements? Are there examples of past social movements that might have benefited from the technology we have today?
2. Imagine that during a citywide power outage, a few people start to break into stores and steal merchandise. Soon, thousands of people are taking part in the looting. How would the three theories of collective action explain this behavior? Do the theories account for people who choose not to take part in this behavior?
3. What are some of the challenges to the growth of a social movement? At what point would participants in a social movement likely be happy to see a movement end (or change its focus)?