What is it?
This visual mapping technique creates a social network map of a movement. There are three steps: 1) identify organizations and actors in a movement; 2) analyze their network ties and issue areas; and 3) analyze how people perceive themselves and others as being core, peripheral, or outside the movement. It can be used to influence movement boundaries, identity and membership. For more, please refer to “Cooptation or Convergence in Field Level Dynamics: Social Movement Structure, Identity and Image,” by Andrew Hoffman.