Misty Charnesky-Social Change and Modernization

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Running head: SOCIAL CHANGE AND MODERNIZATION 1 Social Change and Modernization Misty Charnesky SOC-120 May 11, 2011 Pamela Strunk
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SOCIAL CHANGE AND MODERNIZATION 2 Social Change and Modernization Social change is the transformation of culture and social institutions over time. There are four key features to social change; Happens all the time, Sometimes intentional but usually unplanned, Controversial, and Some changes matter more than others. Social change does happen all the time but in some societies, the change is quicker than in others, many times this deals with material culture. Intentional social change is caused by actively searching change such as new forms of energy and commercials for new products. Controversial issues such as the Industrial Revolution and social interaction of different races cause controversy. When we say that some changes matter more than others it brings thoughts of “fads”, “trends”, and the long lasting changes, such as what is noticed in technology. There are five causes of social
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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