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Social movement   /sˈoʊʃəl mˈuvmənt/   Listen
Social movement

A group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals.  Synonyms: front, movement.  "Politicians have to respect a mass movement" , "He led the national liberation front"

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"Social movement" Quotes from Famous Books

... bourgeoisie or middle class, and the proletariat, or mere laborers for wages. The last he regards as the decaying and corrupting class, a sort of scum in hot effervesence. This is, however, one of the classes that produce social movement; the other is the middle class; the conservative or stationary classes are the peasantry and aristocracy. The learned professions he reckons among the middle class. He makes no distinction between the proletaries who live by the soil, and those who live by working ...
— The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II • Various

... of social Christianity is inclined impatiently to brush aside as mere ignorant bigotry on the Church's part all cautious suspicion of the social movement. But there is one real difficulty which the thoughtful Christian must perceive when he compares the characteristic approach to the human problem made by the social campaign, on the one side, and ...
— Christianity and Progress • Harry Emerson Fosdick

... all events mildly interested, by the suffrage movement. But there is not a word in this paper from beginning to end with the faintest reference to the suffrage, nor is there anything bearing on any single great social movement of the day in which, it may seem to us, women are taking a part. Nor, again, is there anything to be found touching on ideas, not even on religion. There are, on the other hand, evidently three great interests ...
— Impressions And Comments • Havelock Ellis

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