social movement

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Noun1.social movement - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goalssocial movement - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
social group - people sharing some social relation
Fighting French, Free French - a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
Boy Scouts - an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys
Civil Rights movement - movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens
common front - a movement in which several individuals or groups with different interests join together; "the unions presented a common front at the bargaining table"
cultural movement - a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals
ecumenism, oecumenism - a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
falun gong - a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
Zionist movement, Zionism - a movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine
References in classic literature ?
What would he know of railway companies, of social movements, of telephone and telegraph wires, of the Parcels Delivery Company, and postal orders and the like?
He found it in those petty partial revolutions, the eddies, as it were, of the storm of 1789, which the historians of great social movements neglect to inquire into, although as a matter of fact it is they which have made our manners and customs what they are now.
At the same time, they aptly demonstrate that these social movements worked through culture, so that art and media were not merely illustrative or supplementary, but instead central to the forging of new conceptions of identity, community, and social relations.
To that end, they have assembled a collection of papers by some of the leading students of social movements in Canada and a couple of prominent American figures.
Objective: Environmental conflicts and related social movements can, under some conditions, help to improve the management of natural resources at local levels; we do not know yet, however, what those conditions are.
Social Movements and New Technology could have been featured in our sections on science and computers, as well, but is considered here because it's actually a powerful examination of social movement activism and how social movements have been affected, for better or for worse, by digital technologies.
Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements
How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp.
Local social movements build around on local issues predominantly remained at local level despite its grass root public support.
Rob Rosenthal and Richard Flacks, Playing For Change: Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements (Boulder: Paradigm Publishers 2012)
Islamic reactionary social movements have taken the most pernicious forms of' European anti-Semitism and fused them into their political and theological ideology to delegitimize and demonize Israel.
The history of social movements goes back to the late 1700s when democratic representation in the United States and England spread.