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What are the basic features of a social movement?

Answer :

A social movement has the following features :


1. The social movement involves collective action. This collective action can take the form of a movement only when it is sustained for a longer period. It should also create an interest in a relatively large number of people.


2. A social movement is oriented towards bringing about a social change. this may be partial or total. Do the movements are usually focused on bringing a change in the values and ideologies of the existing system, it can also resist a change.


3. It requires a proper organisational framework to achieve success or at least to maintain the tempo of the movement


4. It may adopt its own technique or method to achieve the goal. Follow peaceful or conflicting, violent or nonviolent compulsive or persuasive, democratic or undemocratic means for the same.


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