- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Social Movements

Core definition

Individuals united by a common purpose who act collectively to promote or resist political or social change.

Longer explanation

For many of us, social movements, whether they target specific issues (legalizing marijuana) or reflect major social divisions (civil rights), whether they're conservative (criminalizing abortion) or liberal (anti-capital punishment), reformative (advocating environmental protection ...

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