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Narrative fidelity to the Little Red Book in the framing efforts of the Red Guard Movement: a theoretical model for foundational documents

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>05/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Discourse and Society
Issue number3
Volume25
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)383-401
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date26/02/14
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

My research interests take strong cues from much theorizing performed within the social movement theoretical community. Building on framing insights pioneered by David Snow and Robert Benford, I focus on how much narrative fidelity a political activist’s speech has to culturally exalted primary source text(s); what I have termed foundational documents. I am proposing a foundational document theoretical model that interacts with novel concepts emerging among critical discourse analysts, and with insights produced within social movement studies under the cultural paradigm. This framework is intended to uncover resonating ideational elements within foundational texts. These are the crucial elements social movement entrepreneurs utilize in order to create culturally potent frame presentations.