Drawing on the empirical articles in this special issue and posing further questions, I suggest how movement scholars might move forward in identifying and accounting for movements’ cultural impacts. I argue for comparing cases in which movements did and did not have cultural influence, for developing new approaches to public opinion as a measure of movements’ influence, for mining theoretical traditions associated with a wider array of cultural concepts than we routinely use, and for paying attention to the institutional norms that mediate movements’ impacts—impacts within politics as much as outside it.

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