Monday, 11 August 2014

Symbolic action

Symbolic action may overlap with symbolic speech, such as the use of flag burning to express hostility or saluting the flag to express patriotism.[12]

A symbolic action is an action that has no, or little, practical effect but symbolizes, or signals, what the actor desires or believes. The action conveys intending to the viewers.

Symbolic actions are sometimes derided as slacktivism.

In response to intense public criticism, businesses, organizations, and governments may take symbolic actions than, or in addition to, directly addressing the identified issues.[13]

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