Sociology - Chapter 2 Section 3 Technology Cultural Change...

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Chapter 2 Section 3 Technology Cultural Change and Diversity Cultural Change Technology (vocab) Refers to the knowledge, techniques, and tools that allow people to transform resources into useable forms and the knowledge and skills required to use what is developed. New Technologies Refers to changes that make a significant difference in many people's lives. Example: the introduction of the printing press more than 500 years ago and the advent of computers and electronic communications in the twentieth century. Cultural Lag (vocab) A gap between the technical development of a society and its moral and legal institutions. A cultural lag occurs when material culture changes faster than nonmaterial culture, thus creating a lag between the two cultural components. Discovery The process of learning about something previously unknown or unrecognized. Historically, discovery involved unearthing natural elements or existing realities. Diffusion
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