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ac·tiv·ism

 (ăk′tə-vĭz′əm)
n.
The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.

ac·tiv·ist′ic adj.

activism

(ˈæktɪˌvɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one
ˈactivist n

ac•tiv•ism

(ˈæk təˌvɪz əm)

n.
the practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, as by demonstrations, protests, etc.
[1905–10; < German]
ac′tiv•ist, n., adj.

activism

the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.
See also: Politics
the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.
See also: Society
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.activism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goalactivism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"

activism

noun action, force, exertion He believed in political activism to achieve justice.
Translations
aktivismus
aktivizam
aktivisme

activism

[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] Nactivismo m

activism

[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] nactivisme m
political activism → activisme politique
environmental activism → militantisme m écologique

activism

nAktivismus m
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Expanding previous Tubman biographies, Humez places Tubman's life and activism within the broader landscape of American history from the antebellum era through the "nadir" at the end of the nineteenth century.
In the spirit of fellowship and activism, the conference also honors authors and book dubs that are active in their communities.
Traditionally, socially responsible investing has been described as a three-legged stool made of stock screening (avoiding the stock of bad-actor companies), shareholder activism (exercising your rights as a stockholder to make positive changes), and community investing (banking with institutions that loan money to worthwhile projects).
It's inevitable that Dean will drop out, but we're hoping to keep the momentum and energy and grass roots activism alive,'' said Regina Colombo, a Santa Clarita resident who traveled to Iowa to campaign during the state's caucuses.
Jerry Falwell is stepping up his activism in favor of Republican political candidates--and urging other conservative clergy to do likewise.
These essays make me more sympathetic with Noel Beda's frustration with Erasmus' literary activism but also more impressed with the strength (or audacity) of spirit embodied in that activism.
In 1974 he was living in Paris because his passage home had been denied due to his activism for peace.
There is also a history of activism that has resulted in change: accelerated approval, treatment advocacy, and community representation at government and industry tables.
beyond the control of readers of AIDS Treatment News, we can work on the activism.
The conversation tripped along a range of issues from Rosemary's start in the Civil Rights Movement and a discussion of her legacy to her involvement with Third World Feminisms, activism in the Catholic Church, the influence of family on her scholarship and , finally, the work she will be doing on the West Coast.
This is shown, for example, in Seteney Shami's ethnography of Palestinian women's domestic activism in Amman beyond the public/private divide, followed by Eva Rosander's accounts of different practices of kinship work among women's groups in Africa (Morocco and Senegal).