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Social movements

Scope note

Collective action undertaken by people, who may or may not be formally organized, for the purpose of promoting or resisting an aspect of social change within a society.

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Broader Terms used

<sociological concepts>

Term used for

movements, social

Equivalent Terms used

social movement


12yrs ago

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