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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorDowney, Gary L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-05T13:38:17Z
dc.date.available2014-03-05T13:38:17Z
dc.date.issued1986-06
dc.identifier.citationDowney, G. L. (1986). Ideology and the clamshell identity - organizational dilemmas in the antinuclear power movement. Social Problems, 33(5), 357-373. doi: 10.2307/800656
dc.identifier.issn0037-7791
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25820
dc.description.abstractThis ethnographic study examines the role of ideology in the development of organizational dilemmas in the Clamshell Alliance, an anti-nuclear protest group active in New England during the late 1970s. In 1977, the Alliance received national recognition for its use of consensus decision making and nonviolent civil disobedience during a highly publicized two-week incarceration following an attempted occupation of the Seabrook nuclear plant. But over the next few years, sharp internal disagreements developed over the use of these strategies, leading ultimately to a factional split. I extend theory from symbolic anthropology to integrate the analysis of ideology into the study of resource mobilization without sacrificing the latter's emphasis on rational calculation. My analysis shows that the Alliance's anti-nuclear ideology established an egalitarian identity for the group which structured both the initial selection of strategies and later efforts to modify them.
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF BNS-7910334
dc.description.sponsorshipMichigan Technological University
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of California Press
dc.titleIdeology and the Clamshell Identity - Organizational Dilemmas in the Antinuclear Power Movement
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/800656
dc.date.accessed2014-02-17
dc.title.serialSocial Problems
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2307/800656
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