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Activism


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    • Advocacy
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    • found: Work cat.: The gorgon's guide to magical resistance, 2022(work deals with magic and witchcraft in the service of social, political, and environmental activism)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Mar. 2, 2023(activism: a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue, e.g. political activism, environmental activism)
    • found: Cambridge dictionary online, Mar. 2, 2023(activism: the use of direct and noticeable action to achieve a result, usually a political or social one, e.g. black/student activism, political activism)
    • found: Dictionary.com website, Mar. 2, 2023(activism: the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 2, 2023:activism (activism (or advocacy) consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct or intervene in social, political, economic or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society toward a perceived greater good; forms of activism range from mandate building in a community (including writing letters to newspapers), petitioning elected officials, running or contributing to a political campaign, preferential patronage (or boycott) of businesses, and demonstrative forms of activism like rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, or hunger strikes)
    • found: Activist handbook website, Mar. 2, 2023(activism is working to bring about change in society, usually through protesting or campaigning; the word is often used in the context of protests but does not mean the same exact thing--protests are just one form of activism; rallying, writing letters, and making donations are all other ways to be an activist)
    • found: Australian thesaurus of education descriptors, via WWW, Mar. 7, 2023(Activism. SN Movements and procedures designed to force changes in rules and practices or to hasten social change. UF Militancy; Political protest; School boycotts; Student protest. BT Social behaviour)
    • found: Gender, sex, and sexual orientation (GSSO) ontology, via WWW, Mar. 7, 2023(activism. SN Political philosophies consisting of efforts to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society. Subclass of: political philosophy)
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    • [Established July 2023.]
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    • 2023-03-02: new
    • 2023-07-27: revised
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