Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Cooperative Movement

Utility companies distribute power to individual homes and businesses so that way that home can receive electricity. However, if you look at delivering electricity from a business perspective, why run miles of power lines to one rural home far from … Continue reading

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Democracia Real YA

Artifact – Democracia Real YA Social movements are indispensable to a growing and evolving culture, as they provide a way for current systems and social-stigma to change. Simons and Jones (2011) define social movements as “uninstitutionalized” movements that occur outside … Continue reading

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Peace

  What is a social movement? In class, we defined a social movement as uninstitutionalized, collective commitment, and on behalf of the cause. In my opinion, a social movement is an idea of a person or persons coming together to achieve … Continue reading

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Freedom to Marry

This is an ad created (jointly) by the Log Cabin Republicans and the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry last August.  Both of these organizations advocate the recognition of same sex marriages by the government, which means that both … Continue reading

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2011 Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square

The classification of a social movement is a loosely organized but sustained campaign in support of a social goal, typically either the implementation or the prevention of a change in society’s structure or values, (Encyclopædia Britannica. 2013.)  The definition of … Continue reading

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Play 60

People have gathered for millennium while upset at the current direction of society, in efforts to change the status quo or persuade their rulers that a change in status quo is needed.  This type of action could easily be referred … Continue reading

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hopeful Artists

My definition on a Social Movement is an uninstitutionalized group that makes movement that eventually makes a certain institution or the public change, which is similar to the one that is in the book; an uninstitutionalized collectivity that operates on … Continue reading

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The Marijuana Movement

For this message evaluation I have chosen to evaluate the current social movement for the reform of Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Marijuana with a focus on the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws … Continue reading

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Occupy Movement

Social movements do not have to be successful or actually change anything they just have to be a group of people who are unceasingly committed to a common goal or belief in something. In Persuasion in Society, Simons and Jones … Continue reading

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Stop Fracking!

In the 21st century, with textbooks filled with lauded history containing powerful pictures and historical movies shining dawning light onto large events, sometimes people become attuned only to the ideal meaning of something. The term “social movement” is one that … Continue reading

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