Homework Question on Frames and Repertoires
- Briefly describe the similarities and differences between frames and repertoires?
- How can we distinguish them? Why do they frequently appear to be the same?
These are the books:
- Beinin, Joel, and Frederic Vairel, eds. Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa. 2nd ed. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014.
- Khatib, Lina, and Ellen Lust, eds. Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Homework Answer on Frames and repertoires
Repertoires refer to a set of protest related tools and actions which are used by a social movement in a given span of time. They are a set of means a certain grouping has of making certain claims to entities which may be different. They are shared between social actors whereby when a certain tool or action seems to be successful in a certain time, it is likely to spread to other social movements.
Repertoires of contention become the subject of struggle when the actors implement the tactics and gauge their potential in the environment of politics. Such struggles are part of the activist’s group processes of forming an identity because they are the claim making routines that apply to the same claimant http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo4100797.html
Frames in social movement are seen as the packages that activists build up to marshal potential adherants, appeal to authorities and demonize their antagonists. The concepts are proposed by the leaders rather than through the established interaction of leaders and their followers. Framing is the process of deliberate and focused communication which is essential in the mobilization of consensus prior to collective action; it orients and sustains the collective action. Framing processes are aimed at linking the interest, values and beliefs of individuals together.