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AIDS

AIDS  

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The immunodeficiency (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Opportunistic infections are likely to occur, tuberculosis being an increasing ...
Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Kinsey  

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(1894–1956)US zoologist and sexologist, noted for his surveys of human sexual behaviour in the USA.Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, Kinsey graduated in 1916 with a BS degree from Bowdoin College and ...
Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin  

(b. 17 March 1912; d. 24 August 1987),civil rights organizer. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Florence Rustin and Archie Hopkins, Bayard Taylor Rustin was one of the most ...
Christian Coalition.

Christian Coalition.  

Emerging from the failed bid of Pat Robertson, (1930– ), a prominent television evangelist, for the Republican party's 1988 presidential nomination, the Christian Coalition by the early 1990s had ...
civil rights

civil rights  

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In countries that have victimized certain groups in society, this means emancipation, elimination of segregation, equity, and equality of access to the services and institutions of society. See also ...
Civil Rights Acts

Civil Rights Acts  

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(1866, 1875, 1957, 1964)Legislation aimed at extending the legal and civil rights of the US Black population. The first Civil Rights Act of 1866 reversed the doctrine laid down by the Dred Scott ...
Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement  

A grouping devoted to political and social reform in Northern Ireland, led by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. NICRA was founded in Belfast early in 1967 by a group ...
feminist Theory

feminist Theory  

The extension of feminism (understood as a practical social movement concerned to address the inequality of the sexes) into theoretical discourse. Undoubtedly one of the most important and ...
gender and Politics

gender and Politics  

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A series of contributions by feminists in the field of politics and political theory has focused on the ways in which women's issues, concerns, and participation are excluded from the public ...
George W. Bush

George W. Bush  

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(1946– )US Republican statesman, 43rd President of the USA (2001–9). The son of George (Herbert Walker) Bush, he worked in the oil industry before becoming Governor of Texas in 1995. The presidential ...
Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village  

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District of New York City, situated in lower Manhattan, during the colonial period was a separate village and later became an exclusive residential district. Paine wrote The Crisis in Greenwich ...
Henry Mayer

Henry Mayer  

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Henry Mayer (1919–91) arrived in Australia in 1940 on the Dunera‐an identity he never sought to exploit‐and became a leading figure in the study of Australian politics and media and ...
James Baldwin

James Baldwin  

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(1924–87),black American novelist. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), set in Harlem, was followed by several on a more international scale, dealing with both homosexuality and the ...
literary criticism

literary criticism  

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Medieval literary criticism was not a unified practice, nor was there a single genre of critical writing. There were two broad channels of enquiry, one pedagogic (for example, the rhetorical ...
Marriage and Divorce

Marriage and Divorce  

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Marriage is the union between at least two people (in polygamy and polyandry it may be more), in which commitment is made and responsibility undertaken. It is recognized and controlled ...
Moral Majority

Moral Majority  

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Organization in the USA which aims to exert political pressure in favour of traditional ‘moral’ values (family life, free enterprise, strong national defence) and against such causes as homosexual ...
multiculturalism

multiculturalism  

As a descriptive term, multiculturalism refers to the coexistence of people with many cultural identities in a common state, society, or community. As a prescriptive term, it is associated with ...
National Organization for Women.

National Organization for Women.  

The first formal organization of the late twentieth-century feminist movement, the National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 by reformers frustrated by the government's failure to ...
new social movements

new social movements  

Any of a series of social movements that have emerged in recent decades (including the environmental movement, the women's movement, and the gay rights movement), which have different origins, ...
post-materialism

post-materialism  

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Concept due to the survey research of R. Inglehart in the 1970s, who argued that his results showed that younger and more affluent people in Western democracies were moving away from material ...

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