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  • New Social Movements
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    What factors account for the rise of new social movements and what effect have they had on contemporary society? We are all familiar with the stories of suffragettes burning their bras, and environmental enthusiasts breaking into labs and liberating rats back to the wild. But what caused women to abruptly rip of their pinnies, tell dad dinner's in the dog and start running around without appropriate underwear? What caused contented homemakers to leave the cosy warmth of their gas fires in favour...
  • Feminist Movement In Australia
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    The Australian Legend And Feminism Until recent years it has been believed that there are two sexes, being male and female, and with these there are two genders, with these being masculinity and femineity. It may also be argued that sex is biology determined where as gender is socially and culturally constructed as studies of societies, both present and past, have shown that there is no relationship between social roles and biological sex (Abercrombie, Hill & Turner, 2000). With the introduction...
  • Anarchist Movement
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    Anarchism, more than anything else, is about the efforts of millions of revolutionaries changing the world in the last two centuries. Here we will discuss some of the high points of this movement, all of them of a profoundly anti-capitalist nature. Anarchism is about radically changing the world, not just making the present system less inhuman by encouraging the anarchistic tendencies within it to grow and develop. While no purely anarchist revolution has taken place yet, there have been numerou...
  • Social Democratic Party In Germany
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    Socialism The term socialism is commonly used to refer both to an ideology -- a comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its future desirable state -- and to a state of society based on that ideology. Socialists have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress, and individual freedom and happiness, and they have generally sought to realize these values by the abolition of the private-enterprise economy (se...
  • Varying Groups Within The Women's Movement
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    With the emergence of the Women's Movement, a deep cleavage was created in gender relations, seemingly pitting women against men in the struggle for equality and status. An effect of this separation in spheres, was a collective of men feeling as if they were being misrepresented, or left behind during a revolutionary period of changing gender relations. A product of this was the conception of men's groups around the world. This paper attempts to look at the development of the men's movement in C...
  • Social Movements In India
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    Definition and meaning of social movements: . It is very difficult to obtain a precise definition for social movements... Early sociologists looked upon social movements as efforts to promote change whereas modern sociologists view social movements as forms of collective social behaviour either promoting or resisting change... Social movements are difficult to define because they are varied and diverse. They have a wide range. They range from national to global movements, from progressive to sec...

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