individual or group behavior that involves interaction with other individuals or groups, especially organized action toward social reform.
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How to use social action in a sentence
Concerted social action to halt the erosion of reproductive rights is also vital.Why Access to Birth Control Is No Substitute for Abortion Rights | Krystale E. Littlejohn | September 17, 2021 | Time
Everything in this model works because of social action, because one strategy imposes constraints on the whole rest of the society, and then the society changes.The Math That Says Egalitarianism Is Possible - Issue 104: Harmony | Brian Gallagher | August 11, 2021 | Nautilus
World changes, as evidenced by events like the Arab Spring, are increasingly driven by social action.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola? | Abby Haglage | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even when Americans are spurred to social action by a major disaster, interest wanes relatively quickly.
Barry Schwartz, a professor of social theory and social action at Swarthmore College, talked about a new framework for morality.
For, in brief, the position would really amount to a complete exclusion of the moral element from all social action.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. | Sir Leslie Stephen
This joint or social action is dictated by their common interest in pastures and herds.Influences of Geographic Environment | Ellen Churchill Semple
It is right and virtuous to fight sensuality in personal character and social action.Folkways | William Graham Sumner
Only organic social action could get anywhere or accomplish anything worth while.The Root of Evil | Thomas Dixon
He found that the social action in every part of the island was regulated and assisted by this process.The Voyage of Captain Popanilla | Benjamin Disraeli