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Frames, Fear, and Identity in the American Environmental Movement

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dc.contributor.advisor Manski, Ben
dc.contributor.author Nijjar, Manraaj S
dc.creator Nijjar, Manraaj S
dc.date 2021-11-30
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-16T17:24:56Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-16T17:24:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/12863
dc.description.abstract As more Americans become increasingly concerned with the dangers associated with climate change, the environmental movement in the United States continues to grow. With a recent surge in participation from younger activists in the movement there is the increasing likelihood of a generational clash that will have to end in compromise or conflict. Through semi-structured in-depth interviews with environmental activists in incorporated environmental organizations we make a number of conclusions. There is a generational divide between older and younger activists on the diagnostic and prognostic frames. Activists all feel an intense fear around climate change and that influences their personal and strategic decisions. Younger activists have a hard time identifying with the activist identity due to the standards they believe are necessary to consider oneself an ideal activist. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject sociology en_US
dc.subject social movements en_US
dc.subject frames en_US
dc.subject environmental movement en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject activist identity en_US
dc.title Frames, Fear, and Identity in the American Environmental Movement en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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