I argue that novel action occurs when people adopt new identities and reinterpret their environment. To support this, I examine participation in the recovered business and popular high school movements in Argentina. I develop and employ a dynamic cognitive model of participation in social movements and argue that it best explains participation in these movements. I find that individuals with different roles in a movement and those with similar roles in different movements follow different patterns of ideological change. I also find that ideological change can come without interacting with competing ideologies, but doing so can bring more extensive changes.
Blom, Eric, "The Emergence of Newer Social Movements in Argentina: The Necessity of Ideological Change for Transgressive Direct Action" (2010). Political Science Honors Projects. 29.
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