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
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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.
Each social movement is situated as a strategic intervention in specific frames of accumulation, representation, and signification, a notion that necessarily places art and culture at the center of social justice movements and their impact.
The subtitle of their new volume holds out the promise of social movement societies, and their "Introduction" mentions the Arab Spring, Greek and Spanish anti-austerity protests, the Occupy Movement, Quebec's Maple Spring, and Idle No More as illustrations of "the spread of contention and politics by [nonelectoral] means around the world," with diffusion of movements and repertoires of action aided by the Internet and social media (pp.
How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp.
An interesting social movement emerges in Punjab province where small peasants stand against the strongest institution in Pakistan.
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.
Callais, who used 1995 as the turning point for this shift when hip-hop truly evolved into a platform for social movement, interviewed 25 people involved with hip-hop before 1995 and 25 who joined the industry after.
A Comparative Analysis of Social Movements in the Balkans: Otpor and Vetevendosje.
Through this broader lens we see the social movement canon both enriched and challenged by more violent forms of contention and informed by episodes arising in places like Gaza, India, and the former Soviet Union.