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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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- Spring '05
- Sociology, Social movement, significant social change, Social Movement Mobilization