Reimagining Social Movements
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There are four frameworks that are necessary for a sustainable social movement: political opportunity, social networks, cultural frames, and repertoires of contention.
In order to create the constant cycles of disruption and challenge needed to sustain a social movement, we must study the histories of previous social movements.
Social movements require more than political opportunity, resource sharing, and shared frameworks. Social movements require continuous and escalating cycles of disruption and challenge.
Social movements are defined by cycles of contention, which are cycles of tension that can span decades and ebb and flow with movement and countermovement wins.