ERIC Number: EJ411313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Sacrifice for the Cause: Group Processes, Recruitment, and Commitment in a Student Social Movement.
Hirsch, Eric L.
American Sociological Review, v55 n2 p243-54 Apr 1990
Surveys participants in the 1985 Columbia University divestment protest to develop a perspective on recruitment and commitment to social movements, emphasizing the importance of political solidarity. Group processes such as consciousness raising, collective empowerment, polarization, and collective decision making influence movement participants to sacrifice personal welfare for the cause. (AF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Translations
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