final paper for enc1101 quot what makes a political or social movement successful or unsuccessful quot

I already typed 2 paragraphs covering strong ties and weak ties. Attached on the bottom. Gladwell (Von Busch article Craftivism)

Write an essay in which you take a position on what makes a political or social movement (defined broadly) successful or unsuccessful. Use at least one of the readings by Gladwell and von Busch, as well as 1-2 credible sources from an FAU library database (such as Gale General OneFile (Links to an external site.)) for analytical and informational support. Identify a political or social movement of your choice, learn more about it, and consider the role that strong and weak ties play(ed) in its success.

Other questions you might consider include:

  • Are strong-tie connections even possible with social media technologies? How might weak-tie connections from social media be better-utilized to support social change?
  • In his essay, von Busch emphasizes the importance of simple, individual acts that mobilized participants during the Indian independence movement. How does this connect to Gladwell’s understanding of strong ties and activism?
  • What roles to strong and weak ties play in craftivism and crafted resistance?
  • What is the origin of the movement you are analyzing? Who started it and why?
  • What is the goal of your chosen movement? How is it similar or different from other (previous) movements?
  • What role does social media play in your chosen movement? Are there high-risk strategies present in your chosen movement and, if so, what are they?

Formatting and Requirements:

  • Essay 5-6 pages in length plus a Works Cited page
  • Works Cited page must include properly formatted citations for all sources used
  • Essay should be double-spaced, typed in Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins (on all sides)
  • Include your name, my name, class and date in the upper left corner of the 1st page
  • Format your essay according to MLA guidelines
  • You must use evidence from at least one of our previous readings (Coddling of American mind)(and from 1-2 credible sources from an FAU Library database to support your argument