Advisor

Charles D. Bolton

Date of Award

1986

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (193 p.)

Subjects

Gay liberation movement -- United States

DOI

10.15760/etd.5545

Abstract

This thesis examines the development and evolution of the gay movement. It raises the questions as to why the gay movement was not organized prior to the 1960's. The study starts in the 1940's and ends in 1970. It employs qualitative research methods for the collection and analysis of primary and secondary data sources. Blumer's description of general and specific social movements and Resource Mobilization Theory were used as theoretical frames of reference. The former explained the developmental stages in the career of the movement and the latter focused on the behavior of movement organizations.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20682

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