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  Modern Art Deco Modern
Art Deco was a popular design movement from 1920 until 1939, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashion, painting, the graphic arts, and film.
This movement was, in a sense, an amalgam of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Bauhaus, Art Nouveau, and Futurism.
The term covers many political, cultural and artistic movements rooted in the changes in Western society at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century.
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  Political movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A political movement may be organized around a single issue or set of issues, or around a set of shared concerns of a social group.
In contrast with a political party, a political movement is not organized to elect members of the movement to government office; instead, a political movement aims to convince citizens and/or government officers to take action on the issues and concerns which are the focus of the movement.
Political movements are an expression of the struggle for the political space and benefits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_movement   (327 words)

 Loompanics Unlimited -- Controversial and Unusual Books
Contemporary Political Islam is not the outcome of a reaction to the so-called abuses of secularism, as often purported, unfortunately.
The existing power structures against which the movements of Political Islam are hurling themselves are the compradors, the national bourgeoisie of the region, fully subordinate to the diktats of neoliberal globalization.
Popular political confusion in the Islamic world is in no small part due to the extreme timidity of the critique that the left had addressed in the previous period to the ruling forces of national populism.
www.loompanics.com /Articles/PoliticalIslam.html   (3189 words)

 How to Track Politics on the Internet: Introduction
Virtually all political parties, ranging from the largest to the most obscure, have Web sites, as do thousands of interest groups, think tanks, trade associations, labor unions, agencies at all levels of government, news organizations that provide political reports, polling firms, private individuals, and just about everyone else involved in the political process.
In fact, some of the most interesting political uses of the Internet are occurring in countries such as China, where it has opened – if only slightly – the door that previously blocked all public debate.
It stands to change political and ideological alignments, the substance of news available to the population, and the relationships between political leaders and the people.
bmaxwell.home.mindspring.com /polintro.html   (1928 words)

 Political Movements : Indigenous Peoples Of Mexico
During the three centuries of colonial rule there were many rebellions and armed movements by the indigenous populations in defense of their rights as peoples and against those that sought to oppress them.
The scope of the indigenous movement over the last twenty years does not include all ethnic groups in the country, nor is it homogeneous since the causes giving rise to these organizations and the problem each confronts are not identical.
Although the local level movements are limited in space and time they are the basis for the regional organizations, and experience gained in one local organization is carried over by its members into new organizations.
www.travelyucatan.com /maya/mayan_politics.php   (2473 words)

 Activism phobia - the gap between gays and gay political movements - Column Advocate, The - Find Articles
Most of us are unaware of gay politics and history, have never written a letter or sent a fax or made a phone call to a politician, and, if we are indeed like the majority of Americans, probably don't even vote.
This gap between gay individuals and the gay political movement is the responsibility of both sides to address.
Politics is corruption in most people's minds, and the conduct of national leaders only confirms this view.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1589/is_n735/ai_20164898   (844 words)

 Social Movements of the 1960s
Movements provide a context for the discourse that declares discontents to be more than private pain and for isolation of experience to be artificial.
Established institutions typically oppose social movements by charging that they are a "mob." Converting a disorganized cabal of individuals into a collectivity capable of joint action and coordinated response undermines the institution's strategy of opposition.
Revolutionary movements generally win when the suppressive actions of a regime drive so many people to see the justice of revolutionary demands and thus into active or passive support for the movement that the energy flowing into the movement can no longer be countered.
www.wam.umd.edu /~jklumpp/spch469a/move.htm   (2392 words)

 Social Movements and Culture
Marxist approaches have been and remain influential ways of understanding the role of political economy and class differences as key forces in many historical and current social movements, and they continue to challenge approaches that are limited by their inability to imagine serious alternatives to consumer capitalist social structures.
Movements clearly differ in the degree to which they develop a specific culture, and no movement is ever fully isolated from or free from the influences of the larger culture(s) of which it is a part.
RM theory stresses the ways in which movements are shaped by and work within limits set by the resources (especially economic, political and communications resources) available to the group and the organizational skills of movement leaders in utilizing those resources.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/smc/glossary.html   (1567 words)

This definition implies a political formula or body of beliefs specifying which institutions are legitimate (the degree to which institutions are valued for themselves and considered right and proper), as well as implying that one set of political leaders be in office and other sets of recognized leaders attempting to gain office.
Direct connections between the social roots of political and religious extremism have been observed in a number of countries, because rigid fundamentalism and dogmatism are linked to the same underlying predispositions which find another outlet in allegiance to extremist political movements.
New social movements seek to politicize civil society in ways that are not constrained by representative-bureaucratic political institutions and thereby to reconstitute a civil society independent from increasing control and intervention.
ssr1.uchicago.edu /PRELIMS/Political/pomisc2.html   (9856 words)

To analyse social movements separately, in abstraction from the social structure, is to limit the problem by superficial analysis, which is not fruitful and does not allow us to understand the nature of social movements.
The supporters of the `resource mobilisation' approach think that the social movement is the form of adaptation and accommodation of society that is the natural moment of development, as a reaction to changes, of a society without sharp contradictions.
Secondly, strong political regimes, which have resources to repress social forces or to produce for people illusory interests which are profitable to the regime, have the ability to break off the process of emergence of social movements and in such cases there will be no social movements.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /csacpub/russian/mamay.html   (5586 words)

 Egypt - Islamic Political Movements
The most well-known Islamic political organization is the Muslim Brotherhood (Al Ikhwan al Muslimun, also known as the Brotherhood), founded in 1928 by Hasan al Banna.
The Muslim Brotherhood's reemergence as a political force coincided with the proliferation of Islamic groups.
Egypt's defeat and loss of territory in the June 1967 War was the main cause for the growth of religiously inspired political activism.
countrystudies.us /egypt/69.htm   (1144 words)

 Political Affairs Magazine - Another World is Possible: Report from Porto Alegre
The movement’s theme is the rejection of corporate-driven globalization, a refusal to accept the scenario of a world controlled by the interests of transnational corporations and the super-rich.
an open meeting place where social movements, networks, non-governmental organizations and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action.
While social movements work on specific issues, it’s the job of progressive, working class and communist political parties to represent global demands and perspectives, she said.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/view/45/1/25   (1341 words)

 AlterNet: U.S. Policy Toward Political Islam
This occurs despite the existence of moderate Islamic segments and secular movements that are at least as influential as radicals in the political life of Islamic countries.
These movements are often rooted in legitimate grievances voiced by underrepresented and oppressed segments of the population, particularly the poor.
This occurs despite the fact that the Islamic movements in much of Central Asia are actually quite progressive and moderate (in part because of the strong Sufi influence) when compared with some of their Middle Eastern and North African counterparts.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=11479   (2659 words)

 Political Affairs Magazine - Putting the Right under a Microscope: An Interview with Chip Berlet
Editor's note: Chip Berlet is a senior analyst at Political Research Associates and has written, edited and co-authored numerous articles on right-wing activity and government repression for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Progressive, The Nation, The Humanist, and The St. Louis Journalism Review.
I think it’s going to take awhile, but a movement that’s built from the ground up with real diversity and democracy is going to be much more likely to take back America for most people than a top down imposition of some celebrities whose time has come and gone.
Fascism as a social movement is anti-regime and appears to be anti-capitalist.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/269/1/32   (4428 words)

 LAB : Books : We Are Millions: neo-liberalism and new forms of political action in Argentina
‘The near collapse of Argentina as a viable political economy in 2002 was major blow to the hegemonic pretensions of neo-liberal globalisation.
Two years on, it is clear that the protest was a turning point in the political life of the country.
We Are Millions traces the history of the state policies that have led to mass unemployment and poverty and describes the rich and the varied social responses to the economic meltdown and political crisis.
www.latinamericabureau.org /?lid=2567   (345 words)

 misnomer: Political Movements?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The "green" movement here differs markedly from the North American or even Western European version in that it seems to stem--almost universally--from a pre-existing socio-cultural dependence on the land, rather than from a combination of economic, aesthetic and moral considerations.
American movements, on the other hand, seem to have much more of an analysis of the capitalist system (though I'm almost certainly prone to overestimate it as a result of the kinds of environmentalists I hang out with).
Misnomer is a weblog about the politics of new and old media, foreign policy, tech, culture, philosophy, and photography.
misnomer.dru.ca /2005/09/political_movements.html   (883 words)

 Early Warning: Identifying Potentially Genocidal Political Movements by Franklin H. Littell
The style of a terrorist movement is predictive of the kind of government it will operate if it comes to power, and genocide is one of its logical options.
One could never tell with the Nazi movement whether it was a religious movement with political ambitions or a political movement with a host of religious overtones.
Dealing with governments where terrorist movements have already come to power is a much more difficult question than answering the question of how to smash terrorist movements when they are still weak enough to be dealth with at a minimum of violence.
www.jcpa.org /jl/hit19.htm   (2691 words)

 Political Directory - Top Hits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
All mass movements and political ideas are welcomed and promoted accurately to show all of the internets politics from national campaigns to international parties.
Political Riot is a political discussion community that discusses and debates important political issues from the US and the rest of the world.
Politics forum for the discussion of national and international issues, history, economics, society and philosophy.
www.political-directory.com /top-hits.html   (936 words)

 State Building and Political Movements in Argentina, 1860-1916 - David Rock
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, under the political system known as the oligarchy, Argentina evolved from a dictator-dominated backwater to the leading nation in Latin America.
The book focuses on the methods these three political movements employed to attract allies in the rural provinces in order to create a national political coalition.
Through its overarching themes of consolidation and coalition building, the book addresses several significant issues in Argentine politics during the period, such as the fate of the Federalists and the regional warlords, whom Mitre and his successors attempted to destroy but who were absorbed by Roca into his movement.
www.sup.org /book.cgi?book_id=4466   (448 words)

 European Left - Summer University - Summer University 2007
It will be a unique opportunity for activists and experts of political parties and social movements to get together and talk outside the usual framework of international meetings.
The aim is to promote theoretical and political debate on the major issues of the construction of an alternative political left for Europe, a broad exchange of experience on political and social problems in Europe and the European countries.
A central point in the workshops will be the development of innovative communication strategies for political actions and campaigns, for a better mutual understanding of political parties and social movements.
euroleft.org /su/2007   (257 words)

 Manas: History and Politics, Social and Political Movements
PUDR asked the Court to recognize that "begar" was far more than compelling someone to work against his or her will, and that work under exploitative and grotesquely humiliating conditions, or work that was not even compensated by prescribed minimum wages, was violative of fundamental rights.
The rule of law does not mean that the protection of the aw must be available only to a fortunate few or that the law should be allowed to be prostituted by the vested interests for protecting and upholding the status quo under the guise of enforcement of their civil and political rights.
The poor too have civil and political rights and rule of law is meant for them also, though today it exists only on paper and not in reality.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/SocialPol/spmove.html   (470 words)

 Jewish political movements - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, until the 19th century effort for the emancipation of the Jews, almost all Jewish political struggles were internal, and dealt primarily with either religious issues or issues of a particular Jewish community.
Moses Mendelssohn, the founder of the Haskalah movement.
Zionism continues to be the central trans-national political movement of most Jews, although it has split into a variety of branches and philosophies that span the political spectrum from left-wing to right-wing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jewish_political_movements   (1927 words)

 Martinique (France): Political Movements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The flag of the independentist movement Mouvement Indépendantiste Martiniquais is horizontally divided fl-white-red-white-fl (1:1:4:1:1).
In 1974, the flag was used by all the movements which organized the strike of banana plantation workers.
One of the reasons for the nullification was the hoisting on the city hall of the MODEMAS flag, therefore the flag of Malsa's political movement.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/mq}.html   (1145 words)

 NFNC library: A Future Worth Living
What this means is that any successful movement for social change must pay considerable attention to the social and emotional spheres--it should provide forums in which its members can explore their desires and motivations, and it should also organize many primarily social events.
In virtually all other political groups and intentional communities, sexual questions are ignored, or even considered a "distraction" from the "serious" purposes of the group or community.
And third, such a movement stands less chance of being attacked by the government than more overt political movements dedicated solely to making external changes through political means.
www.nfnc.org /docs/future.html   (8987 words)

 SSPSSR |  Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements
Although the Centre was established in 1992, the study of social and political movements at Kent has a long and distinguished history, beginning with Frank Parkin's work on middle class radicalism and the peace movement, and Krishan Kumar's work on revolutions.
Members of the Centre are actively involved in international networks of social movement researchers through their participation in the relevant Research Committees of the ISA and the ESA, the European Consortium for Political Research, and research networks such as that based around IFRESI at the University of Lille / CNRS.
She has undertaken field research in Southern Italy studying the transformation of established political parties and the emergence of new forms of political action and organizations, and on environmentalism in England.
www.kent.ac.uk /sspssr/polsoc   (1019 words)

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