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Chicago workers collaborative : en studie om deltagandet i en social rörelse

Willstrand, Johanna LU (2012) SOPA63 20112
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe and to investigate how participants of a social movement are affected by their engagement in the social movement. In order to answer this, interviews were conducted in English with four participants of Chicago workers collaborative. Two theories were used to analyze the collected material, collective action by Alberto Melucci and social capital by Robert D. Putnam. The conclusions of the study were that the engagement in Chicago workers collaborative has had an impact on the participant’s social capital, which was shown by extended social network and also developed social bonds between the participants. The participants have developed trust and care for each other. The participants have also... (More)
The purpose of this study was to describe and to investigate how participants of a social movement are affected by their engagement in the social movement. In order to answer this, interviews were conducted in English with four participants of Chicago workers collaborative. Two theories were used to analyze the collected material, collective action by Alberto Melucci and social capital by Robert D. Putnam. The conclusions of the study were that the engagement in Chicago workers collaborative has had an impact on the participant’s social capital, which was shown by extended social network and also developed social bonds between the participants. The participants have developed trust and care for each other. The participants have also developed more group focused thinking. The study further concluded that honesty, unity and respect to each other are important for the social cohesion between the participants. The participants described that the collective action in campaigns and actions are important to reach their goals and develop social cohesion. (Less)
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author
Willstrand, Johanna LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social movement, collective action, social capital, social cohesion, solidarity, trust
language
Swedish
id
2300611
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2012-01-27 11:56:11
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to describe and to investigate how participants of a social movement are affected by their engagement in the social movement. In order to answer this, interviews were conducted in English with four participants of Chicago workers collaborative. Two theories were used to analyze the collected material, collective action by Alberto Melucci and social capital by Robert D. Putnam. The conclusions of the study were that the engagement in Chicago workers collaborative has had an impact on the participant’s social capital, which was shown by extended social network and also developed social bonds between the participants. The participants have developed trust and care for each other. The participants have also developed more group focused thinking. The study further concluded that honesty, unity and respect to each other are important for the social cohesion between the participants. The participants described that the collective action in campaigns and actions are important to reach their goals and develop social cohesion.},
  author       = {Willstrand, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Social movement,collective action,social capital,social cohesion,solidarity,trust},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Chicago workers collaborative : en studie om deltagandet i en social rörelse},
  year         = {2012},
}