Structural differentiation o social transition from

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STRUCTURAL DIFFERENTIATIONoSocial transition from simple to complex society, institutional structures influence social relations to modern societies dependence on the market, economy, and politics for livelihood. MODERNITY AND POST MODERNITYoModernization thus is intrinsic to social struggle, false consciousness, ecological degradation, etc. EVOLUTIONoNaturalistic perspective as society developing in relations to the natural world SOCIAL EVOLUTIONoSociety is the product of naturalistic phenomena Nature evolves in relation to human involvement SOCIAL INSTITUTIONSoBehavioral relationships seen as patterns in society influencing their development and understanding (i.e., norms)ORGANISMIC ANALOGYoSociety is “like” an organism in the sense that it develops complexity, growth, maturity, and decay. Society becomes more complex in its density and therefore its relations to resources and production of good & services for livelihood.MILITARISTIC AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES oThe militaristic society is concerned with relations to each other, regulation, cooperation, principle, morals and values. Industrial society however is individualistically concerned with the means and modes to production in a capitalistic, materialistic economic globalization. REGULATORY, DISTRIBUTIVE, AND OPERATIVE FUNCTIONSoi.e., Organic Society exist only as structures in place regulate, operate, and distribute means and modes of livelihood(which are the means and modes of production)DOMESTIC, CERMONIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECCLESIASTICAL INSTITUTIONSoDomestic Institutions (i.e., Family)oCeremonial Institutions (i.e., Religion)oPolitical Institutions (i.e., hierarchical authority maintained in legislative regulation of society)oEcclesiastical SOCIAL FACToGroup cohesion in a perceptual understanding of the material world as factual inference. SACRED AND PROFANEoDetermined by social conceptualization of their relation to the natural world as sacred (deserving of human value) and profane (open to degradation, resource acquisition, perversion, manipulation). Modernity has transformed the sacred world into that which can be depleted of resources and used for production. RITUALoFormation of ideology, perception, belief; metaphysical embodied in reality through ritualization to justify, maintain,and enforce beliefs across society and generations. ANOMIEoSocial confusion in their relation to their environment; thus disconcerting themselves with their contribution as consumers to the current modes of production the support cultural oppression and ecological degradation. SOCIAL SOLIDARITYoSocial cohesion in values and beliefsCULT OF THE INDIVIDUALoIndividuality; social conceptualization, results from our understanding of sacred; the self has become sacred and thus individuality is the goal of modernization. COLLECTIVE CONSIOUSNESSoIdeals and Beliefs regarded as truth and supported by social institutions STRUCTURALISMoMacro level understanding the society is understood through scientific knowledge, i.e., rationalization, epistemological, nomothetic. RELIGION
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