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Definition of the noun activism

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noun - plural: activisms

  1. a policy of taking direct action to achieve a political or social goal
    • examples: Slacktivism is a portmanteau formed out of the words slacker and activism. | And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: policy = a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group

Alternative definition of the noun activism


  1. The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue.

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Google previewMy Promised Land (2013)

The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit

Ideologically, activism means practicing revolutionary values in everyday life. Socially, activism is wrestling with human...

Google previewPublic Relations as Activism (2013)

Postmodern Approaches to Theory & Practice by Derina R. Holtzhausen

Activism means living life meaningfully, consciously, actively, honestly, responsibly, calling things the way you see them, intolerant of practices that marginalize, dehumanize, and discriminate, speaking truth to power. Activism also means ...

Google previewWriting Environments (2005)

by Sidney I. Dobrin, Christopher J. Keller

Activism is a necessary function of democracy, yet activism has been redefined in contemporary America as an antidemocratic activity.

Google previewColor the Green Movement Blue (2012)

A Remedy for Environmental Health by Anthony P. Mauro, Sr.

But activism is the key to success, and lack ofit may be blamed for the intrusions n our freedoms. Proof of such remedy is provided by the election of Congressman Adler and the defeat of Panter and Karcher. It is the demonstration that with ...

Google previewHedge Fund Activism (2008)

The variable activism is an indicator variable taking the value = 1 when the blockholder files an activist filing (13D) and value = 0 when the blockholder files a passivist filing (13G). Aggressive Activism is an indicator variable = 1 when the ...

Google previewEmergent Information (2013)

A Unified Theory of Information Framework by Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Deliberate activism is that mode of human strategy that applies the Principle of Limited Controllability. The Principle of Limited Controllability is based upon the Principle of Unity-ThroughDiversity. The Principle of Limited Controllability states: ...

Google previewContemporary India (2009)

Economy, Society, Politics by Neera Chandhoke, Praveen Priyadarshi

Judicial activism is a necessary byproduct of this evolution process. A historical survey of this judicial evolution is not intended...

Judicial activism is the most vigorous form of judicial initiative. It is an extended form of judicial assertiveness.

Google previewAwakening the New Masculine (2012)

The Path of the Integral Warrior by Gary L. Stamper, PhD

Sacred activism is a more integral and complete way to be both spiritual and an activist.

Google previewUnderstanding Organizations in Complex, Emergent and Uncertain Environments (2012)

by Anabella Davila, Marta Elvira, Jacobo Ramirez

It is not unusual to see articles in the popular press promoting the idea that shareholder/investor activism is a more potent way to keep management in check than independent directors (e.g. see Verma and Monga, 2009) and is a positive force ...

Google previewGoverning with the Charter (2011)

Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent by James B. Kelly

Democratic activism refers to the intentions of the Charter's framers to ensure greater textual and institutional protection for rights generated by both the Supreme Court and the cabinet, supported by the DOJ. It serves as the foundation of the ...

Google previewPolicy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare - Revised Reprint (2013)

by Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, Mary W. Chaffee

—Jane Addams Community activism is the means through which individuals, groups, and organizations work together...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

ACTIVISM Activism is a broad concept. Whereas activism refers primarily to political actions, ...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism (2010)

by Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

Public demonstrations, such as protests, are the most widely recognized form of activism, but activism encompasses a broad range of advocacy including public discussion, applications of one's profession, engaging in boycotts, and direct ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2006)

Volume 1: Religion by Samuel S. Hill

''Social activism'' is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of religion in the South. Historically, most southern Christians have emphasized obedience to the powers that be, political quietism and conservatism, personal ( as ...

Google previewThe Anti-Capitalist Dictionary (2006)

Movements, Histories, and Motivations by David E. Lowes

ACTIVISM/ACTIVIST ers, medical bureaucrats and doctors - and of pharmaceuticals corporation executives as well.

org ACTIVISM/ACTIVIST are terms used to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

Identity politics refers to political activism of various social movements including, but not limited to, the civil rights movement, feminist movements, gay and lesbian movements, ethnic separatist movements for political recognition, ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2004)

by Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan E Bryman, Tim Futing Liao

environmental activism) from which a representative Q sample of 30 to 50 statements is selected, such as, "No one, ...

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I call it small government, grass-roots activism: The Tea Party activists are a part of it, FreedomWorks is part of it. FreedomWorks is the longest-standing, most active organization within this movement. (Dick Armey)
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Scrabble value of A1C3T1I1V4I1S1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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