Discussion Prompt 1
Choose a social movement that you are interested in researching. What was the role of communications in the movement? Which sociological theory best explains this movement: relative deprivation or resource mobilization? Would you describe the movement as a new social movement?
Discussion Prompt 2
Think about a new technology that you encountered in school or the workplace and analyze it from a sociological point of view. What do you think this technology contributes? Are there any negative effects of using the technology? Have you noticed any resistance to it? If so, why do you think this has occurred?