Social Groups and Societies 9-23-2009

Social Groups and Societies 9-23-2009 - Societies and...

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Societies and Social Networks Social Groups and Societies Groups profoundly influence us Definition of Groups – members have something in common and believe what they have in common is significant Largest and most complex group=society Commonality= Culture and territory Hunting and Gathering Societies Few social divisions other than labor divided by sex Family is the only major social institution Small and nomadic Highest level of equality First Social Revolution Pastoral - livestock Horticultural - plants Larger divisions of labor Social Inequality more prevalent Second Social Revolution Agricultural - farming Invention of Wheel and Writing Discovery of philosophy, art, and teaching Third Social Revolution Invention of steam engine Industrial revolution Machines Rapid social change Fourth Social revolution Information revolution – the invention of the microchip Knowledge is a commodity US – more than 50% of laborers in service industry
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Ford during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Social Groups and Societies 9-23-2009 - Societies and...

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