YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Recruiting Inclusiveness: Intersectionality, Social Movements, and Youth Online
by Thomas Elliott, Jennifer Earl, Thomas V. Maher
January 1, 2017
The majority of research on intersectionality and social movements has focused on agenda-setting or internal identity processes. However, little research has focused on the ways in which social movements present themselves as intersectional, particularly in recruitment, which is important for building inclusive movements. In this chapter, we begin to outline a theory of movement recruitment based around intersectional identities that draws on work on coalitional recruitment and concepts from framing.

T. Elliott, J Earl, TV Maher, (2017), Recruiting Inclusiveness: Intersectionality, Social Movements, & Youth Online, in J. Mazzei (ed) Non-State Violent Actors & Social Movement Organizations (Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 41)