Soc Notes Apr 25 Social Change

Soc Notes Apr 25 Social Change - 19:14

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19:14 Social change are changes in the institutions culture, stratification system, and  other  aspects of society. Social change can be large or small scale Macrochanges  occur at the institutional and structural levels of society Ex: The currnet economic recession. Microchanges  are small day to day changes New Fashions and styles Characteristics of social change     Social change is uneven Cultural lag; material changes occurs more rapidly than changes in  accompanying values, beliefs and attitudes. The onset consequences of social change are often unforeseen. The attack on the World Trade Center exemplifies this. Social change of ten creates conflict. Political, religious, and ethnic conflict often results at international levels and  within national boundaries. The direction of social change is not random Norms, values and traditions direct social change. Emile Durkheim, G Herbert Spencer, and Auguste comte saw social structures  and cultures moving from the homogenous to the complex with increasingly  greater levels of differentiation (divisions of labor). Others observed cultures becoming less integrated, eventually becoming  societies where neighbors often do not know each other. Theories of social change
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Various:  Karl Marx discussed social change as a product of economic conflict that arises  in capitalistic societies  Cylical theories of change  Modernization Dependency Global theories of social change Causes of social change Theorists proposed many explanations for social change including: CULTURAL DIFFUSION INEQUALITY 
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