Max weber and rational society social change is

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Max Weber and Rational Society SOCIAL CHANGE IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE PROGRESSIVE REPLACEMENT OF TRADITIONAL SOCIETY WITH A MORE RATIONAL WAY OF THINKING EFFICIENCY IS A MODERN SOCIAL VALUE THAT MAKES PEOPLE ADOPT NEW WAYS OF VIEWING THINGS IF IT HELPS THEM WITH THEIR GOALS Problems With Social Change PERSONAL IDENTITY CAN BE A PROBLEM SINCE SOCIETY CHANGES SO RAPIDLY; INHERENT INSTABILITY SOCIAL CHARACTER REFERS TO PERSONALITY PATTERNS COMMON TO MEMBERS OF A PARTICULAR SOCIETY TRADITION-DIRECTEDNESS REFERS TO RIGID CONFORMITY TO TIME-HONORED WAYS OF LIVING OTHER-DIRECTEDNESS REFERS TO A RECEPTIVENESS TO THE LATEST TRENDS AND FASHIONS, OFTEN EXPRESSED IN THE PRACTICE OF IMITATING OTHERS ARE WE A NATION IN DECLINE?: A FEW THOUGHTS BY WILLIAM BENNETT VIOLENT CRIMES ARE UP
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NUMBER OF CHILDREN SUPPORTED BY WELFARE HAS INCREASED FIVE TIMES INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF BIRTHS TO SINGLE MOTHERS DIVORCE RATE HAS DOUBLED TEEN SUICIDE HAS TRIPLED TELEVISON VIEWING HAS INCREASED BY 35% SINCE 1960, WHILE COLLEGE BOARD EXAM SCORES HAVE DROPPED BY 75 POINTS SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT VALUES EXIST IN AMERICA ARE BEING ASKED BY CONFUSED PEOPLE YOUNG PEOPLE SHOW LESS SELF-DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT PERSONS REFUSE TO ACCEPT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS OR THOSE OF THEIR CHILDREN ARE THINGS IMPROVING? MAX ROSER (OXFORD MARTIN SCHOOL – Our World in Data Organization) SUGGESTS: DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE WORLD - INCREASING GLOBAL POVERTY - DECLINING VIOLENT DEATHS FROM WAR - DECLINING GLOBALLY LIFE EXPECTANCIES - INCREASING EDUCATION AND ACCESS TO IT - INCREASING INFANT MORTALITY IS DOWN (DEVPOLICY, 2013) HOMICIDE RATES ARE DECREASING (ROSER & US JUSTICE DEPT.) AIDS RATES ARE DECREASING (U.N. – 2013) CHILD LABOUR HAS DECREASED (WORLD BANK, U.N.) A GLOBAL SURVEY FOUND 70% OF PEOPLE UNDER 25 CARE MORE ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES TODAY THAN IN THE PAST! SOCIAL MOVEMENTS How Things Are Related to Groups SOCIAL MOVEMENTS ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES THAT ENCOURAGE OR DISCOURAGE SOCIAL CHANGE COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR ACTIVITIES INVOLVING A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, OFTEN SPONTANEOUS, AND TYPICALLY IN VIOLATION OF ESTABLISHED SOCIAL NORMS COLLECTIVES THEY DIFFER FROM GROUPS COLLECTIVES ARE BASED ON LIMITED SOCIAL INTERACTION INTERACTION IN MOBS IS LIMITED AND TEMPORARY COLLECTIVES HAVE NO CLEAR SOCIAL BOUNDARIES
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LITTLE SENSE OF UNITY COMPARED TO SOCIAL GROUPS WHOSE MEMBERS OFTEN SHARE A COMMON IDENTITY COLLECTIVES ENGENDER WEAK AND UNCONVENTIONAL NORMS MOBS OFTEN DESTROY AND ACT SPONTANEOUSLY CROWDS A CASUAL CROWD: PEOPLE ON A BEACH LOOSE COLLECTION OF PEOPLE WHO INTERACT VERY LITTLE A CONVENTIONAL CROWD: A COLLEGE CLASSROOM RESULTS FROM DELIBERATE PLANNING NORMALLY CONFORMING TO CULTURAL NORMS AN EXPRESSIVE CROWD: A CHURCH SERVICE AROUND AN EVENT WITH EMOTIONAL APPEAL AN ACTING CROWD: PEOPLE FLEEING FROM A FIRE COLLECTIVITY FUELED BY AN INTENSE, SINGLE-MINDED PURPOSE A PROTEST CROWD: A COLLEGE STUDENT SIT-IN PEOPLE ENGAGE IN A VARIETY OF ACTIONS, INCLUDING
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