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Who Frames the Message? Countermovements and Public Perception of Social Movements’ Legal Agendas

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Authors
Leachman, Gwendolyn
Issue Date
2010
Publisher
서울대학교 미국학연구소
Citation
미국학, Vol.33 No.1, pp. 49-114
Keywords
Social ConservativesCountermovement RhetoricMessage FramingLGBT RightsLitigation Strategy
Abstract
Social conservatives have historically used populist rhetoric and “activist judges” framing to de-legitimate progressive social movements’ litigation strategies. In this paper, I show that opponents to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights have used these discursive resources to draw attention to same-sex marriage litigation-a tactic that constitutes only a small part of the LGBT movement’s legal docket. I argue that as a result of this resonant countermovement framing, the LGBT movement has become widely mischaracterized in the mainstream media, in academia, and within the movement itself as dominated by its focus on same-sex marriage. This paper therefore demonstrates how a social movement’s litigation strategy can be used to support countermovement rhetoric, which may in turn distort a movement’s message and its public identity.
ISSN
1229-4381
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/88656
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