JSA Social Change

JSA Social Change - Social Science Lecture Social Change...

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November 10, 2010 Social Science Lecture Social Change Social and Cultural Change Definition : an alteration in the social and cultural structures of a society Social change can occur from lots of things—including lust (Henry and Anne Boleyn) Types of change: Internal Change Discovery: Invention: Reform: Great Depression; Roosevelt passes Social Security Revolution: overthrow of an entire system; internal feelings lead to revolution External Change Diffusion: some outside cultural element is introduced into a society; can lead to social change or something less fundamental o Example—Jazz in France (was introduced and now changes their music taste) o Another example—baseball (originally an American sport, now a huge sport in Japan and Cuba) Acculturation: one society imposing its culture on another society and displacing that society’s culture o Example—Japan, 1945: just lost WWII and the Americans come in, occupy, write a constitution for Japan (give women the right to vote,
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SS SS101 taught by Professor Varat during the Fall '10 term at BU.

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