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The Politics of Coming Out: Visibility and Identity in Activism against Child Sexual Abuse

Nancy Whittier

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the relationship between identity strategies and social change by looking at studies on activism against child sexual abuse. It analyzes the concept of “coming out” in ... More


Changing Mobilization of Individual Activists?

Stefaan Walgrave

in The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816686513
eISBN:
9781452948928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816686513.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Existing work on mobilization can be categorized along two axes: structure vs. culture and bottom-up (individuals) vs. top-down (organizations). Structural top-down mobilization seems now to be ... More


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