Lecture Notes (4-28-09)

Lecture Notes (4-28-09) - Social Change The transformation,...

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The transformation, over time, of the… Forces: Capitalism The most important economic influence on modern social change is industrial capitalism, which depends on and promotes constant innovation and revision of productive technology Forces: Technology and Science Science and technology also affect (and are affected by) political factors— (Think about the recent debates about stem cell research, abortion, cloning, to name a few). Forces: Cultural Influences Cultural influences (in part an effect of science and technology) constantly challenge tradition and cultural habits Email/IM to— MySpace/Facebook YouTube iPods and podcasting Globalization Globalization is produced by the coming together of political, economic, cultural, and social factors. Is driven forward by advances in information and communication technologies that have intensified the speed and scope of interaction among people around the world. Globalization—and risks
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