Why and how do societies get big?
Why did agrarian societies rise and fell?
Why did they grow in size?
increase in productivity (Malthusian) leads to famine, disease, conflict
more land: acquired by conquest, going to war, absorbi
Prof. Richard Biernacki Ofce: Social Science Building 470
Spring, 2017 Oice Hours: Monday 10:30 to 11:30; Wednesday 10:30 to 11:30
Sociology 178: The Holocaust
The Holocaust was the methodical persecution and annihilation of Jews by the Germans and
The Globalization of Health: 1850 to the Present
health: not a property of individuals but a matter of concern
tied to political economy
transnational reach of political economy from 19th century
Connection to Soc 20
Reasons for Societal Decrease
Population growth can put a pressure that lead to decrease
these three could return in 21st century :O
What can we expect to occur in the 21st century?
increase in wealth per person
on average, people were richer than they were before
this occurred very rapidly
economic stagnation led to Malthusian Trap
in agrarian society, it led to empirical overstretch
it led to many pe
Democracy and Industrial Revolutions
modernization theory is incompatible to what happened
modernization theory is the basis (default) assumption of how society was able to change
M.T. talked about social changes from premodern to modern t
Industrial Revolutions and the Growth of Society
Why are modern societies governed differently?
Why has social ssion become more rare in industrial societies?
Industrial Revolution made it harder for social ssion to occur.
Possible to Grow
Industrialization and the Growth of Society
How did industrialization allow societies to grow larger?
able to support larger society
broke Malthusian cycle; more productivity
It made rulers WANT to be bigger
produce more food
The Industrial Revolution: Recap
ecological and cultural conditions
rise of inventiveness was good :D
rapid military innovations whelped and made it possible
competition spurred towards efficiency
causes that lead peasants to rebel:
The Industrial Revolution
Mode of subsistence
by foraging (constraints, though)
agriculture (Malthusian Trap)
not just agrarian, but industrial manufacturing; a fundamental transformation.
Negative vs. Positive Feedback Proce
What is Sociology? Reyhanyfar
SOC 401 Classical Theory
8, Decemeber 2014
What is Sociology?
Introduction: Definition of Sociology
Sociology is classified as a social science. It wasnt labeled as a science until
classical thinkers began qu