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models based on gasification tenets. The future of commerce is here and it definitely seems like a fun one! Social change Social change, in sociology, the alteration of mechanisms within the social structure , characterized by changes in cultural symbols, rules of behavior, social organizations, or value systems. Throughout the historical development of their discipline, sociologists have borrowed models of social change from other academic fields. In the late 19th century, when evolution became the predominant model for understanding biological change, ideas of social change took on an evolutionary cast, and, though other models have refined modern notions of social change, evolution persists as an underlying principle. Social change can evolve from a number of different sources, including contact with other societies (diffusion), changes in the ecosystem (which can cause the loss of natural resources or widespread disease), technological change (epitomized by the Industrial Revolution , which created a new social group, the urban proletariat), and population growth and other demographic variables. Social change is also spurred by ideological, economic, and political movements. Patterns of social change CYCLIC CHANGE :Much of ordinary social life is organized in cyclic changes: those of the day, the week, and the year. These short-term cyclic changes may be regarded as conditions 5
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necessary for structural stability. Other changes that have a more or less cyclic pattern are less predictable. One example is the business cycle , a recurrent phenomenon of capitalism, which seems somewhat patterned yet is hard to predict ONE-DIRECTIONAL CHANGE : This type of change continues more or less in the same direction. Such change is usually cumulative and implies growth or increase, such as that of population density, the size of organizations, or the level of production. The direction of the change could, however, be one of decrease or a combination of growth and decrease. An example of this last process is what American cultural anthropologist Clifford Geertz has called “involution,” found in some agrarian societies when population growth is coupled with a decrease in per capita wealth. Yet another change may be a shift from one pole to the other of a continuum—from religious to secular ways of thinking, for example. Such a change may be defined as either growth (of scientific knowledge) or decline (of religion). COMBINED PATTERNS OF CHANGE : Cyclic and one-directional changes may be observed simultaneously. This occurs in part because short-term change tends to be cyclic while long- term change tends to follow one direction. For example, production rates of industrializing countries exhibit the pattern of short-term business cycles occurring within long-term economic development.
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  • Spring '16
  • Sir JAlil
  • Sociology, social organization

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