Unformatted text preview: • Increasing concern with individual self-gratification – • Persistent belief in the effectiveness of scientific and empirical knowledge – • Decreasing trust in national leaders and social institutions – Counter-trends and reactions to modernity – anti-modernism and postmodernism: • Resurgence of racism and ethnic discrimination in America, e.g. racial profiling – • Social movements to reaffirm cultural traditions of the past – • Social movements to promote a new stage of cultural and social development beyond modernity –...
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- Spring '09
- Sociology, diversity Increasing concern