The independent psychological effects of participation in demonstrations

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serval:BIB_2B072A592AC5
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
The independent psychological effects of participation in demonstrations
Journal
Mobilization: An International Quarterly
Author(s)
Fillieule O.
ISSN-L
1086-671X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
3
Pages
235-248
Language
english
Abstract
Street demonstrations have received the lion's share of scholarly attention to collective action. This article starts by returning to this research in order to raise some methodological questions about how to collect data on demonstrations and on the validity of the subsequent results. Next, based on my own research on demonstrations, I suggest some questions that deserve to be analyzed. In particular, I argue that we should work more on the psychological effects of participation in demonstrations. One potential line of investigation would be to more systematically explore the socializing effects of political events. Indeed, vivid political events should be important catalysts because they can have significant effects. Events may have an impact at any age but socializing effects will differ based on one's position in the life cycle, from conversion for younger participants to substantiation for older participants. I hypothesize, in line with Mannheim's (1952) "impressionable years" model of socialization research, that people especially recall events as important if they happened in their adolescence or early adulthood.
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