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|Title:||Mobilizing in Response to Threat: The Case of the Ex-Gay Movement|
|Author(s):||Jason Lee Crockett, Melinda D. Kane|
|Volume:||33 Editor(s): Jennifer Earl, Deana A. Rohlinger ISBN: 978-1-78052-880-9 eISBN: 978-1-78052-881-6|
|Citation:||Jason Lee Crockett, Melinda D. Kane (2012), Mobilizing in Response to Threat: The Case of the Ex-Gay Movement, in Jennifer Earl, Deana A. Rohlinger (ed.) Media, Movements, and Political Change (Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 33), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.227-256|
|DOI:||10.1108/S0163-786X(2012)0000033012 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
Purpose – In this paper, we contribute to the study of conservative, reactive mobilization through a study of the ex-gay movement in the United States.
Design/methodology/approach – Using state-level event history analyses over 25 years, we examine the role of threat, resources, and political opportunity in the formation of the first ex-gay organization in each state.
Findings – Our results demonstrate the importance of threat, particularly perceived challenges to traditional definitions of morality, in the formation of ex-gay groups. We find little support for either resource mobilization or political opportunity.
Research limitations/implications – This study indicates a need for further research on sociocultural threat and the ex-gay movement.
Originality/value – It expands scholarship on countermovement emergence, conservative and reactive countermovements, and the role of threat (especially sociocultural threat) in movements.
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