Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Charles D. Bolton
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology
1 online resource (193 p.)
Gay liberation movement -- United States
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.
de Souza Torrecilha, Ramom, "The mobilization of the gay liberation movement" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3661.