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Agency and Transnational Movements

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Convictions of the Soul

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169232
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835195 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195169239.003.0008
 Agency and Transnational Movements

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A sociological understanding of agency requires an assessment of the structural factors and cultural expectations that shape the ability to form movements and foster change. There is a need to understand the constraints and opportunities afforded by activists’ social traits, structural location, and the historical context in which they operate. This chapter discusses how these factors conditioned the ability of church workers to organize, build, and sustain the Central American solidarity movement.

Keywords: Central America; solidarity movement; church workers; agency; mobilization

Chapter.  4363 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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