4.29.2008 - Tuesday, April 29 4/29/2008 12:33:00 PM Social...

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Tuesday, April 29 29/04/2008 11:33:00 Social change  – significant alteration over time in social structure Changes in interaction patterns Examples: o Internet o Slavery (?) o Integration o Urbanization o Cell phone usage/text messages o Women entering the work force o Divorce rate rising o Industrial revolution Laws do not change social structure, ex. speeding, red lights Theories of Social Change (ALL ON EXAM) Evolutionary Theory o Society is viewed as moving in a definite direction o If society is at Point A it is moving   Point B Unilinear Evolutionary Theory o All societies pass through the same successive stages of development  and reach the same end (Western World) o Considered very ethnocentric o Society is moving in a definite direction Multilinear Evolutionary Theory o o If we push things to go in one direction, we may cause problems that 
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course SOCI 1101 taught by Professor Brimeyer during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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