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Unformatted text preview: 19:13 Lecture 19:13 Social Problems and Their Solutions Early Sociological Thinkers Sociology provides us with the means to examine the social structure or machinery that runs our lives Freedom comes first in identifying that social machinery and second in recognizing that we have the power to transform or alter that machinery Classifying Social Movements Social Movements = a conscious, collective, organized attempt to bring about or resist large-scale change in the social order SMs are the basic avenues by which social change takes place Emphasis has changed from grievances based on social class (early 1900s) to social status (post-WWII) Types of SMs Instrumental Reform : Reformative Partial change w/in social structure via policy reform I.e. labor movement, NAACP, antiabortion Instrumental Revolutionary : Transformative Total change of the social structure I.e. Bolsheviks, Islamic fundamentalism Expressive Reform : Alternative Partial change in individuals via individual reform...
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