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Activists a.k.a. Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis. Various forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger strikes. Research is beginning to explore how activist groups in the United States and Canada are using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.
- also known as Eylemcilik, 行动主义
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by John Corvino
One common problem with anti-gay activists is that many believe they can know everything one possibly needs to know about gays without ever listening to us. That's not just false; it's bizarre. But of course it doesn't follow that non-gays can't ...
Gendering the Field (2011)
Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
and community activists is that indigenous women are excluded ...
Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters by Gul Akdag
Some studies argue that a party's decision to strengthen its organization and incorporate new activists is a function of the electoral competition it faces while others argue that the amount of resources available to a party may prevent parties ...
The Welfare of Animals (2008)
The Silent Majority by Clive Phillips
We have the potential, the knowledge and the resources to manage animals in abetter way, and the constant pleafrom the activists is that our 'footprint' on the animal kingdom is considerable and we need to make sure that it is a more positive ...
Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001 by John A. Clark, Charles L. Prysby
Regardless of which viewpoint is correct, the extent of purist orientations among party activists is a relevant feature of party organizations. This study analyzes county-level political party activists in the South, drawing on the SGPA data ...
by Wim Vandekerckhove, Jos Leys, Kristian Alm, Bert Scholtens, Silvana Signori, Henry Schäfer
One often heard argument with SRI activists is that through responsible investment one can stimulate good corporate behaviour and 'punish' corporations for misconduct because they will be excluded from the opportunity set of investors.
Women in Asia (2000)
Tradition, Modernity, and Globalisation by Louise P. Edwards, Mina Roces
The celebration of supposedly specific female attributes by women's studies activists is a rejection of the Maoist-state's promotion of a masculine ideal for women. This move is not, however, contrary to the current leadership's notions of the ...
Jerusalem Unbound (2014)
Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City by Michael Dumper
What would be useful to policy makers, researchers, students, the media, and activists is a kind of stocktaking exercise which incorporates the research of the past decade and outlines the main directions of travel in the emerging social, ...
Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties by K. Dixon, T. Gibbons
Of course, this may be a rather strange argument to make, but the overarching point for disability activists is that the experience of living with disability ought not to be overlooked by employers within the realm of sport and physical activity ...
Defiance and Compliance (2002)
Negotiating Gender in Low-Income Cairo by Heba El-Kholy
The concerted and vocal campaign against female circumcision by Egyptian activists is a recent phenomenon which gained impetus with the United Nations ICPD conference in 1994. Objections to the practice are based on the grounds of ...
Encyclopedia of Community (2003)
From the Village to the Virtual World by DAVID LEVINSON, KAREN CHRISTENSEN
Among geographically based activists in the United States, the most common type of activist community is the neighborhood organizing group. Neighborhood activists are often distinguished from neighborhood associations, which generally ...
Volume 3: History by Charles Reagan Wilson
At the American Anti-Slavery Society's founding meeting in Philadelphia the following year, black activists were a similarly prominent presence. Finally, women joined immediatist societies in impressive numbers, the first time that female ...
by George Haggerty
BLACK POWER MOVEMENT l23 Activists protest a showing of the film Basic Instinct /...
by Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz
Activists are those who take action to make sweeping policy changes in society, business, and politics or who act on a case-by-case basis in furtherance of such policies. Public demonstrations, such as protests, are the most widely recognized ...
by William H. Swatos, Peter Kivisto
Much of the earliest work on abortion has been focused on the discourse of elites : journalists, physicians, governmental officials, judges, and lay activists. In this branch of abortion research, several different themes have merged. Because ...
Women's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)
by Helen Tierney
Some activists and scholars reject calling themselves "feminists" and instead describe themselves as advocates for feminism. The term "womanist" is sometimes preferred, especially by some African American writers such as Alice Walker.
by Jodi O'Brien
More contemporary meanings of queer have been picked up and used by activists and academics to mark movements within sexual identity politics and theoretical frameworks for understanding gender and sexuality. Queer, however, is a ...
by Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.
Gay activists and those who realized how devastating the disease was becoming for Africans countered this lack of concern by pointing to contaminations of blood supplies and to the argument that anyone might contract the disease. As cases ...
by Richard T. Schaefer
Abolitionism, the attempt on the part of both African American and European American activists to eradicate the institution of slavery and all of its vestiges, was one of the most successful biracial reform movements in the history of the United ...
by Nina Mjagkij
TheCOFOwas created to unite representatives fromthevarious voterregistration projectsin orderto improve communication betweencivil rights activists and Mississippi's Governor RossBarnett. In 1962, Aaron Henry, presidentof the state's ...
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- Buckets Of Urine - Activists' Explanation
- Police's explanation on dispersing Mancha activists
- Activists demand explanation from Reckitt Benckiser
An Indian activist demands the British company to reveal chemical components they use in their global products, after its humidifier disinfectants sold in South ...
- Interviews with Rohingya Activists and Humanitarians ( in Rohingya Language )
- Azerbaijani activists in Iran Celebrate 21 February, International Mother Language Day
Group of Iranian Azerbaijani cultural and linguistic rights activists marking the 21 February International Mother Language Day, intended to celebrate linguistic ...
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