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Collective Action as the Material Expression of Opinion-Based Group Membership

McGarty, Craig; Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Thomas, Emma; Bongiorno, Renata


In this article, we argue that progress in the study of collective action rests on an increasingly sophisticated application of the social identity approach. We develop the view, however, that the application of this theoretical perspective has been limited by theoretical and empirical difficulties in distinguishing between social categories and psychological groups. These problems have undermined the ability of researchers to correctly specify the collective identities that actually underpin...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Issues
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2009.01627.x


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