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Definition of the noun activism

What does activism mean as a name of something?

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

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

Community activism is the means through which individuals, groups, and organizations work together to bring about...

Google previewINDIAN POLITY

by M. Laxmikanth

“Judicial activism is a way of exercising judicial power that motivates judges to depart from normally practised strict adherence...

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 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 previewPervasive Computing Design for Sustainability

2nd Edition by Håkan Gulliksson

Activism is a kind of joint venture where activists are mobilized, organized and kept motivated.

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

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 & Politics in Nursing and Health Care (2014)

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 previewBehavioral Approaches to Community Psychology (2013)

Pergamon General Psychology Series by Michael T. Nietzel, Richard A. Winett, Marian L. MacDonald

While this methodology is not without its problems, its integration of empiricism with a responsible activism is an identifying ingredient of behavioral community psychology. The behavior analytic approach is quite different from other research ...

Google previewSocial Justice and Increasing Global Destitution (2009)

by T. Y. Okosun

Such activism is the most direct way to cause concrete social advancement. As well, the internal forces that defend capitalism as a way of life and an increasing real option for many should not contradict social justice efforts. Taking a cue from ...

Google previewFiscal and Monetary Policy During Downturns: Evidence from the G7 (2009)

by Daniel Leigh, Sven Jari Stehn

Asymmetry A concern that often arises regarding countercyclical discretionary activism is that policymakers may respond in an asymmetric manner, easing in downturns and not tightening sufficiently in upturns. In the U.S., it is often argued ...

Google previewSouth African Language Rights Monitor 2002 (2011)

by Johan Lubbe, Theo du Plessis , Elbie Truter, Chris Wiegand

Language rights activism is an important component in the process aimed at democratising a multilingual society. Martel (1999: 48) views such an approach as essential, even inevitable. The struggle of non-dominant language groups in ...

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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America (2004)

by John M. Herrick, Paul H. Stuart

From the 1990s onward, such activism had a substantial impact on public policy and law on some issue fronts. As it did elsewhere, the activist movement always contained both radical and reformist currents. Activists have debated the merits of ...

Google previewPolitical Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions (2008)

by Donald P. Haider-Markel

Massachusetts, known as the Bay State, has a history of political and social activism. It was one of the first colonies established in America and one of the original 13 states.The first battles of the Revolutionary War were fought on its soil after ...

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Small photo of LOS ANGELES - MARCH 24, 2018: March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to student-led activism around ending gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings in schools today. Los Angeles, CA.Small photo of LOS ANGELES - MARCH 24, 2018: March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to student-led activism around ending gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings in schools today. Los Angeles, CA. More...

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The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies. (Anita Roddick)
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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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