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Gaby and Caren 16 [Sarah, Doctor Candidate at University of North Carolina, Neal, professor of Sociology University of North Carolina, Mobilization: An International Quarterly, "The Rise of Inequality: How Social Movements Shape Discursive Fields" 21(4)]


The influence of social movements and organizations that employ radical ideologies and
tactics remains contested in previous work. The influences of radical movement organizations
are often minimized due to their insufficient resources and inability to integrate into existing
political systems (Fitzgerald and Rodgers 2000). Although fleeting radical movements may not
become integrated into the formal political process, they can still influence public opinion and
political actions through discursive agenda setting (Polletta 2012). In this article, we examine the
impact of a radical social movement organization on shaping public discourse. We expect that
these types of movements are likely to be able to raise the salience of particular issues, but have
much more modest abilities to shape media frames and their own standings (Gitlin 1980).

Although the Occupy movement declined by the end of 2011 and has since lost cohesion,


we find that the one major enduring outcome of the movement is increased and altered attention
to income inequality. Further, we find that while the movement was able to increase attention to
the issue, the radical, decentralized nature of the movement limited its ability to achieve lasting
media standing (Gitlin 1980). OWS helped shape the discursive agenda, but other political
actors, particularly think tanks, were better positioned to take advantage of the new opportunities. Radical social movements can achieve long-term influence, but by quickly fading they
are unable to take advantage of the opportunities they create. We call this phenomenon discursive eruption, referring to the ability of radical movements to initially ignite media coverage
(Seguin 2016), but not control the content once other actors, particularly those that can take
advantage of journalistic norms enter the discourse (Gitlin 1980).


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