social movement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n social 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"
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Quotations

  • Norman Tebbit
    Norman Tebbit
    “It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.”
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter%20Lippmann
    “Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.”

Usage

In literature:

The movement for this social care of the aged has many phases.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
War is a social phenomenon: it is a movement directed toward an object, but the force that drives the movement is of course social.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Of course, all social movement upward couldn't be stopped.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
All students of social affairs agree that the movement of our people to towns and cities should be checked and the tide turned the other way.
"New Ideals in Rural Schools" by George Herbert Betts
That movement is far from being an abrupt or revolutionary manifestation in the ordinary progress of social growth.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
The movements for social and industrial justice and the right of the people to rule are world-wide.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
In any social movement, then, change and alteration in a new direction must be balanced against the demands of social stability.
"The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice" by Stephen Leacock
They exerted a powerful influence upon the intellectual, social, and political movements of their time.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Jack Cade's rebellion, in short, unlike that of Wat Tyler, was a political, not a social movement.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Social movement, use of the public school, 398-410.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
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In news:

The survivalist movement is aimed toward apocalypse and social meltdown.
It's no secret we love soup and bread around here—the pairing of the fluid and staple foods, as well as the homegrown social culinary movement, Soup & Bread.
An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege.
Beyond Spandex , Toward Social Justice: Women Redefining the Movement.
San Francisco has many legacies, including the social movements of the 1960s and '70s.
"I'm James" T-shirts become social movement at WSU.
Celebrities from athletes to actors to politicians all gave a 'thumbs up' for 13-year-old Lane Goodwin as part of a social media movement.
It's a slowly building fashion movement we can get behind: brands that utilize socially conscious production to chic results.
Indian social activist Anna Hazare Click to view pictures of the anti-corruption movement spreading through India .
As a result of Republican gains, social movements for unions, public education, immigrants' rights and the environment face a new and daunting landscape.
Since Occupy Wall Street began a month ago, there have been questions about how the movement should address women and minorities' social and economic needs.
The tea party movement is a conservative grassroots movement that is more known for its views on taxes than social issues.
How Michael Bloomberg, with his soda and cigarette bans, created a new social justice movement.
The peaceful social movement that toppled Soviet communism began with the Pope and the spiritual renewal of the Polish people.
And the shop partners with various social justice movements throughout Philadelphia.
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In science:

Although, in its initial form, space syntax was focused mainly on patterns of pedestrian movement in cities, later the various space syntax measures of urban configuration had been found to be correlated with the different aspects of social life, .
Comparative Study of Cities as Complex Networks
Although, in its initial form, space syntax was focused mainly on patterns of pedestrian movement in cities, later the various space syntax measures of urban configuration had been found to be correlated with the different aspects of social life, .
Sestieri of Venice
The patterns of social movement and economical development for a thousand years of Venetian history have been imprinted in space syntax of the city.
Sestieri of Venice
It has been also shown in that space structure and its impact on movement are critical to the link between the built environment and its social functioning.
Transport Networks Revisited: Why Dual Graphs?
It has been suggested that space structure and its impact on movement are critical to the link between the built environment and its social functioning.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
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