Unformatted text preview: Traditionalism emphasized – “Received knowledge” vs. science-based empirical knowledge Connections with the past vs. continual change in knowledge (“progress”) Inheritance of social status vs. earning one’s place through hard work and education Modernity vs. “Post-modernity” The post-modern perspective questions whether social organizations are organized on such rational principles older people were dominant – on the top of the social hierarchy Another prediction from modernity theory -- The trends accompanying modernism reduced the influence, power, and protectiveness of family bonds Why? Migration of younger workers Decline in parental influence Rise in the status of women (no longer available for caregiving)...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, technical specialization, Modernity vs, social ideologies Modernity, modernity Technical specialization, education Modernity vs