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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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Google previewWhat's Wrong with Homosexuality? (2013)

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 ...

Google previewGendering the Field (2011)

Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

and community activists is that indigenous women are excluded ...

Google previewEthnicity and Elections in Turkey (2014)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewSouthern Political Party Activists (2004)

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 ...

Google previewResponsible Investment in Times of Turmoil (2012)

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.

Google previewWomen 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 ...

Google previewJerusalem 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, ...

Google previewThe Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (2014)

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 ...

Google previewDefiance 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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 ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2013)

by George Haggerty

BLACK POWER MOVEMENT l23 Activists protest a showing of the film Basic Instinct /...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism (2010)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Society (1998)

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 ...

Google previewWomen'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.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2008)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Black Death (2012)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

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 ...

Google previewOrganizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations (2003)

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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I've always been fascinated by activists, people who will devote their life to a cause, people who go to India and to Africa and put their life in jeopardy to do what they believe is right. (Rachel Weisz)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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