Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Social Movements & Sport

No description

Jill Weinberg

on 28 May 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Social Movements & Sport

Sports & Social Change
MSA 400, Week 9

Social Movements: Introduction
Social movements bring about social change, alter culture, sway public opinion, and influence laws.
Social Movements Defined
"Collective challenges, based on common purposes and social singularities, in sustained interaction with elites, opponents, and authorities." -Tarrow

"A set of opinions and beliefs in a population which represent preferences for changing some elements of the social structure and/or reward distribution in a society." -McCarthy and Zald

Questions Answered by Social Movement Theorists
Why do social movements happen when they do?
How do they gather and maintain support?
How are the issues presented?
How are strategies and tactics presented?
How are the organizations structured?
What causes opposition?
What causes their decline?
How and why do they succeed/fail?
Put Simply...
A social movement is a series of enduring collective actions that are completed by a group of people with common interests, a shared identity, and broad goals.
Examples in Sports
1968 Olympic Protest
2014 Sochi Olympics Boycott
2014 Unionization of Student-Athletes

Examples of Social Movements
Civil Rights Movements

Hip Hop

Occupy Wall Street
How do Social Movements Manifest?

Protests & Demonstrations
Public pronouncement
Political Lobbying
*The Level of Formality Depends on the Degree of Power a Group Has
Full transcript