The Problems We are Left With

Identity Questions
  • Protagonist vs antagonist
    • Meaningful or just relative?
    • Are they antagonists or the audience at large? Where do you draw that line? Who has the authority?
    • Is there something class based involved in determining movement identity in terms of protagonist/antagonist?
    • Can class be separated from other demographic components?
    • How does power articulate identity?
    • How much does identification determine your “membership” to collectivity?
    • How much agency does the individual have in constructing their own identity, versus how much of it is a socially predetermined construction?
    • Do radical tactics lead to society labeling individuals as a collectivity as opposed to just as “people” who do x, y, and z (small, nonthreatening changes)
      • Managerial vs confrontational?
Gaps and Conflicts
Identity is incredibly subjective-how it is constructed, how it fits into the larger social framework, what specific role it plays in the movement?

More case studies (Hunt et al. discuss the tendency of NSMs to work on the macro)