Social change - COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND...

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COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE Social change— the alteration, modification or transformation of public policy, culture or social institutions over time—this change is in two forms: 1. Unconscious changes—that is, changes in demographics or technology that impact people but are not the result of a popular or collective movements. Shifting patterns of immigration, adoption of computers, for example, are so gradual that almost no one notices until major behavior changes and patterns are established 2. Conscious changes usually brought about by collective organization and behavior—the big question is why people often wait so long to participate in a social movement—obviously fear (physical or emotional) and socialization are the major factors—does belief in religion stimulate movements because the participants do not, or should not, fear death? Tell Marco Polo story. Contrast
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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