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Activism and Social Theory
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Activism and Social Theory: Saul Alinsky's Rules For Radicals And Affirmative Action
At first, it might seem that the policies and attitude of the grass roots radical activist of the 1960's Saul Alinsky would suggest that Alinsky as a person and Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" would support the institutional practice of modern affirmative action. Affirmative action is a program of racial integration and social advancement of marginalized groups in American society. It attempts to integrate minorities into traditionally all-white or all-male institutions such as the military, academia, business, and the professions of law and medicine to make up for past historical and institutional wrongs and biases.

But ultimately, Alinsky would suggest that such integrative efforts are counter-productive for a truly radical program to change society. Rather than encouraging minorities and other disenfranchised groups to become angry at a society that has ostracized them and made them feel like aliens simply because they….

reactive activism as compared to proactive activism with reference to Chicano labor movements. It has sources.
Modern day society can no longer deny the fact that as groups, people today strongly oppose/support beliefs that are nearest to their ideology; every individual contribute to the social goals therefore they feel they are entitled to civil rights more than ever before. In the United States the social picture is a mosaic of cultural integration. This scenario has evolved over the past centuries as each community realized their ideologies through activism and transformed their beliefs to substantive meaning. The Chicano community has been among these groups of idealists that has followed their beliefs and realized their ideologies through extensive efforts, prominent of which had been the decade of 1960s. The attempt had been to transform the cultural anarchy to acceptance.

Purpose Statement

Activism can be reactive as well as proactive. Whereas sociologists usually take the….

Shareholder Activism in the Churches and Human Rights Protection
Stakeholder activism

The purpose of this work is to critically examine the involvement of churches in shareholder activism and its contribution to the protection of human rights. The historical path of the churches their involvement of shareholder activism and human rights campaign efforts as well as the motivational factor that compels their involvement will be examined. And as well the teachings and beliefs of the church Examined as well will be concept of shareholder activism, what it specifically is and the goal that shareholder activities is focused towards. Finally the concept of human rights and the links that exist between shareholder activism and human rights will be examined.

Introduction

Shareholder resolutions in corporation board meeting have been influenced by the Church throughout history although this is only spoken of in hushed voices among those involved. The movement is termed 'shareholder activism which has grown and….


A proper assessment of the activity of the institute cannot be fully given without being subjective. However, from the perspective of the information in the interview, it can be said that the organization has a growing impact; yet, taking into account the gravity of the issues they face, this impact is not sufficient for solving the problems in a specific limit of time. Furthermore, due to the fact that the financial resources are not unlimited, there needs to be more visible results in order to justify the efforts, both human and financial ones.

The most visible effects of the activities of the Institute are the studies conducted as well as the different articles which discuss issues of utmost interest especially for the one actively involved in the projects. Nonetheless, despite these efforts, conferences and articles are not enough.

The seminars, the research projects, as well as the different discussions on various issues….

Political Activism in Nursing
There exists a dire need and urgency for a change in political and legislative advocacy in health care system. It has been observed that most of the female health care workers including nurses are facing problems with the existing system. This calls for development of political skills to bring forward changes in the system. Policy makers should understand the importance of nurses and pursue the cause of bringing positive changes. It needs no emphasis that information of health care policies, there must be active involvement of healthcare workers as their participation plays crucial role in future development of health care system. Policy makers should be varying of the fact that healthcare workers are main stakeholders and their concerns should be taken care at the time of formulation of respective policies.

It is an established fact that workplace environment and heath care system policies have great impact over nurse's….

Lesson in Social Activism
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Social Activism
The world today is unfortunately such that many people struggle not only as a result of the economy, but also as a result of abusive, careless, or absentee partners. More often than not these partners are also instrumental in the suffering of children, which makes many cases encountered at shelters even more heart breaking. Some relief is offered by the country's welfare system, which allows young mothers and other destitute persons to find some way of retrieving their bearings and getting back onto their feet. This attempt is, however, often made even more complicated by unsympathetic and discriminatory landlords, such as the one in Molly and her family's case. Mr. Paladin and others like him from the same environment will have to modify how he handles situations like Molly's or face repercussions due to the non-discriminatory laws of the country. In my intervention for Molly, my aim is to….

S. The African-American had been accustomed to organizing protests against injustices done to people from his race. In spite of the constant pressure that he was subjected to through arrests and violent acts, Luther had kept his concepts throughout his life.
ith the gathering in 1957 of most influential blacks in the U.S., Martin Luther made it clear that a second emancipation act was bound to take place on the site of the Lincoln Memorial. During the year of 1957 the Congress has established a Civil Rights Commission that would provide assistance to civil rights supporters.

The ashington march for jobs and equality took place during the summer of 1963. The meeting proved to be the perfect place for Martin Luther King Jr. To put his ideas to practice as he held his famous "I Have a Dream" speech there. The profoundness of his speech had been amplified by Lincoln's Memorial which….

Political Science - Understanding Islam Activism in the Middle East
Listening to "Understanding Islam Activism in the Middle East," I, as part of the audience, became aware of the burden that Ziad Munson is experiencing as he discusses about a very sensitive topic, Islam activism, in relation to the Middle Eastern experience. This is because apart from the sensitive topic at hand, it is vital that Munson should argue to his audience that Islam is no different from any other religion, thereby making it easier for us (the audience) to understand how Islam activism has become at its present state among Muslim nations. These were my assumptions prior to listening to Munson's speech.

However, as Munson launches to his main argument, I realized that far from using the 'strategy' I thought he would be using for his argument, Munson opted to discuss about Islam activism in a similar manner as one would….

Federal Government Activism During the New Deal With That Which Came efore Progressive Reform/Red Scare
The New Deal seems to have been in many ways a border between the federal government activism of the period before the Great Depression and the period that followed after. According to many writers, "the New Deal represented activism in contrast to the inaction of the federal government under Hoover" (Abderrahmane El-Moudden, Ruby Maloni and Mustafa Turkes. The New Deal. On the Internet at (http://www.salzburgseminar.org/ASC/csacl/progs/reform/newdeal.htm).esides the change in activism, all this was reflected within the masses of voters, with an increased involvement on their part during the New Deal period and an additional worker support for the Democratic Party.

Many of the sources consulted lean towards the general opinion that before the New Deal, "the Republicans were the party of government activism and the Democrats the party of conservatism" (Randall G. Holcombe. THE GROWTH OF THE….

eligion, Spiritual Activism, Feminism, eproductive Justice
The concept of reproductive privilege is central to the proper interpretation of Amy Everhart's poem "Accidents." In fact, one may successfully argue that Everhart's poem is actually about reproductive privilege and her dearth of such a privilege because she is homosexual. The concept of reproductive privilege refers to the fact that some people -- based on their sexual proclivities -- are able to reproduce within nature, whereas other people are not able to do so. Specifically, heterosexual people are able to reproduce when they have sex with one another, while homosexual people are not able to bear children when they have sex.

Heterosexism, therefore, greatly supports this notion of reproductive privilege for the simple fact that reproduction requires heterosexual activity. What is most interesting about Everhart's poem is the fact that this privilege, like all privileges, is abused by some and denied to others. The poet….

The Relevance of Activism
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Meeting Social Activist Obligations
I unequivocally agree with Collins regarding the statement about the responsibilities inherent in the social activism component of using the sociological eye. In fact, the comment by Korgen and White (2015) regarding that responsibility is no less than a call to compel people to actively participate in improving society through social activism. It is clear from this statement that there is no room for passive observance of these ideas. Society is predicated on the interaction between individuals and groups of peoples. How they interact, and striving to improve the way that they interact, is an intrinsic part of the basic social covenant which is implied in the foregoing statement.

Another critical facet of interpreting this statement as a call to action lies in understanding the very nature of it. The statement describes the action that is necessary for participants in society in a two-fold way. Initially, people must….

Gender and Jim Crow - Political Activism by Middle Class, African-American omen
Conventional wisdom paints the period between the late 19th century to the 1950s as a time of racial discrimination and violence for African-Americans in the southern states. However, in Gender and Jim Crow, Glenda Gilmore presents an account of how white supremacist politics were also mediated by gender, and how this period of racial discrimination was also marked by political activism on the part of middle class African-American women.

In the early parts of the book, Gilmore illustrates how gender was used as a tool in Jim Crow segregation. hite men in North Carolina, for example, justified white supremacy and disenfranchised black men by raising the specter of the black rapist and appealing for the safety of white women in their homes. This pushed black men into what Gilmore termed a "vortex of silence" (134).

Black women, on the other hand,….

gender and how the characteristic is addressed within the precincts of play, poem, or short story. Further, a comparison of literary elements will be made, in the play, poem, or short story.
Gender and how it is handled in the confines of short story, play, or poem.

Poem -- Thomas Stearns Eliot's The Waste Land

A careful reading of T. S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land depicts the author's profound anticipation of an important collection of concepts, considered as post-modernism for a major part of the second half of the 20th century. While it is well-understood that the poem by Eliot comprises of a portrayal of theatrical voices, critics are yet to fully understand the fact that a foundational portion of this drama is presentation of gender. Certainly, Eliot, who is, at times, openly positioned as an embodiment of male sexual/poetic hierarchy, is a pioneering 20th-century figure who depicted what was later….

The source article was written by Michael P. Johnson and is entitled Chicago Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. This was a leaflet from during the height of the civil rights movement. When reviewing the source, the intended audience is primarily the African American community. Here, the document is an attempt to inspire, empower, and galvanize the black community. By doing so, the aim is establishing an economic and politically powerful coalition in order to enact politics that provide equality opportunity for all. This article is unique in that it is very clear in what it wants the community to do. The very first line in the document notes that, The black man in America is in a perpetual state of slavery no matter what the white mans propaganda tells us. This alludes to the need to address political, economic, and financial slavery that tends to heavily impact the black community.This….

Counting the Dead the Work
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eflexivity: "How did the author come to write this text…Is there adequate self-awareness and self-exposure for the reader to make judgments about the point-of-view?"

This work is probably strongest on the issue of reflexivity because the author makes clear that she was embedded in the controversy, though she also offers and outsiders perspective, the experiences of the work were lived experiences. Her introduction material makes clear that she had both a journalistic and personal interest in the development of the human rights condition within the culture of Columbia. This could have created a challenge to objectivity but her scholarly skill obviously well contains the desire to be overly personal or sentimental, a problem that can be seen in some ethnographic works.

Impact: "Does this affect me? Emotionally? Intellectually?" Does it move me?

The work did impact me, emotionally and intellectually as it adequately demonstrated atrocities, though like I said previously it would be….

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Term Paper

Race

Activism and Social Theory

Words: 1298
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Activism and Social Theory: Saul Alinsky's Rules For Radicals And Affirmative Action At first, it might seem that the policies and attitude of the grass roots radical activist of the…

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Term Paper

Race

Activism Countering Hegemony

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

reactive activism as compared to proactive activism with reference to Chicano labor movements. It has sources. Modern day society can no longer deny the fact that as groups, people…

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Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Shareholder Activism in the Churches and Human

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Length: 9 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Shareholder Activism in the Churches and Human Rights Protection Stakeholder activism The purpose of this work is to critically examine the involvement of churches in shareholder activism and its contribution to…

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Agriculture

Global Activism an Informed Society

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Length: 7 Pages
Type: Thesis

A proper assessment of the activity of the institute cannot be fully given without being subjective. However, from the perspective of the information in the interview, it can be…

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Research Paper

Healthcare

Political Activism in Nursing

Words: 1275
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Political Activism in Nursing There exists a dire need and urgency for a change in political and legislative advocacy in health care system. It has been observed that most of…

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Creative Writing

Urban Studies

Lesson in Social Activism

Words: 2232
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Creative Writing

Social Activism The world today is unfortunately such that many people struggle not only as a result of the economy, but also as a result of abusive, careless, or absentee…

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Thesis

American History

Lincoln Memorial and Social Activism

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Length: 8 Pages
Type: Thesis

S. The African-American had been accustomed to organizing protests against injustices done to people from his race. In spite of the constant pressure that he was subjected to through…

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Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Understanding Islamic Activism in the Middle East

Words: 568
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Political Science - Understanding Islam Activism in the Middle East Listening to "Understanding Islam Activism in the Middle East," I, as part of the audience, became aware of the burden…

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Term Paper

Government

Federal Government Activism During the New Deal

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Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Federal Government Activism During the New Deal With That Which Came efore Progressive Reform/Red Scare The New Deal seems to have been in many ways a border between the…

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A-Level Coursework

Sports - Women

Religion Spiritual Activism Feminism Reproductive Justice

Words: 1294
Length: 4 Pages
Type: A-Level Coursework

eligion, Spiritual Activism, Feminism, eproductive Justice The concept of reproductive privilege is central to the proper interpretation of Amy Everhart's poem "Accidents." In fact, one may successfully argue that Everhart's…

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Essay

Sociology - Problems

The Relevance of Activism

Words: 601
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Meeting Social Activist Obligations I unequivocally agree with Collins regarding the statement about the responsibilities inherent in the social activism component of using the sociological eye. In fact, the comment…

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Book Review

Sports - Women

Gender and Jim Crow - Political Activism

Words: 608
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Book Review

Gender and Jim Crow - Political Activism by Middle Class, African-American omen Conventional wisdom paints the period between the late 19th century to the 1950s as a time of racial…

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Dissertation or Thesis complete

Plays

Analyzing Social Activism and Literature

Words: 1299
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Dissertation or Thesis complete

gender and how the characteristic is addressed within the precincts of play, poem, or short story. Further, a comparison of literary elements will be made, in the play,…

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Economics

Civil rights community activism paper

Words: 628
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Paper

The source article was written by Michael P. Johnson and is entitled Chicago Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. This was a leaflet from during the height of the civil rights…

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Essay

Anthropology

Counting the Dead the Work

Words: 2152
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Essay

eflexivity: "How did the author come to write this text…Is there adequate self-awareness and self-exposure for the reader to make judgments about the point-of-view?" This work is probably strongest on…

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