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.
This work takes a social movement study perspective and uses methods of protest event analysis to investigate two 2014 social movements that challenged pro-China domestic political leaders in Taiwan and Hong Kong: Taiwan's Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement.
The programme will offer tailored funding, movement-building opportunities and connection to a social movement learning community.
thedailystar.net dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today laid emphasis on creating a social movement against drugs as the one done against militancy.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 2 (ANI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday recalled his association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and said that the organisation is all about self-discipline, self-respect, self-defence, self- reliance, social reform, social consciousness, social movement and selfless service.
Compared with texts such as Downing's (2011) Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, which provides a series of case studies of social movements from different countries utilizing different communication media, this text offers a narrow area of geographical focus, but provides a more in-depth examination of the various factors at play in shifting media policy.
The chapters in Part III address social movement patterns in Europe and the United States.
This essay examines the 'newest social movement' paradigm advanced by a Canadian sociologist, Richard J.F.
Before elaborating on these points, it is worthwhile linking the emergence of my research to Hunter's suggestion that social movement research move beyond a critique of NGOs.
Here again, Arce pushes the social movement literature to new dimensions by demonstrating important outcomes beyond the dichotomous "failure or success" of local collective action.
From Tufekci, the reader can garner a clear sense of how digital technologies help and hinder social movement activists.