Tracking Transformations in Health Movement Organisations: Alzheimer's Disease Organisations and their Changing ‘Cause Regimes’
O'Donovan, O.; Moreira, T.; Howlett, E.
Professor Tiago Moreira email@example.com
In this paper, we aim to contribute to the elaboration of a framework for the systematic periodisation of health social movement organisations (HSMOs). Drawing on historical and contemporaneous data on two organisations that identify as Alzheimer's disease movement organisations (the Alzheimer's Society in Britain and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland), we consider transformations in these organisations' ‘cause regimes’. By cause regime, we refer to who and what an HSMO is fighting for, as articulated in its public self-identifications; to the broader framing of the cause and to how organisations' public self-identifications of their cause can govern or regulate their operation, including their interactions with and representations of those on whose behalf they advocate. We show that the transformation of HSMOs' cause regime can give rise to a series of organisational tensions and challenges, including the alignment of the public identification of its cause with the patient identities it promotes, or its day-to-day ‘patient identity work’.
O'Donovan, O., Moreira, T., & Howlett, E. (2013). Tracking Transformations in Health Movement Organisations: Alzheimer's Disease Organisations and their Changing ‘Cause Regimes’. Social Movement Studies, 12(3), 316-334. https://doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2013.777330
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Mar 25, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Jun 14, 2013|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 19, 2014|
|Journal||Social Movement Studies|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Health movement organisation, Alzheimer's disease, Cause regime, Periodisation, Patient identity work.|
Accepted Journal Article
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Social Movement Studies on 25/03/2013, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14742837.2013.777330.
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