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CHAPTER 17 – Social Structure and Society
Assignment: Read chapter 17 – Sociology
101 by Jon Shepard
study of this chapter, you will be able to:
three social processes contributing to social change.
as sources of social change, the role of technology, population, the
natural environment, conflict, and ideas.
and contrast the cyclical and evolutionary perspectives.
the why and how of social change within the context of the functionalist
and conflict perspectives.
modernization and explain some of its major consequences.
world-system theory and summarize some of the consequences flowing from
its description of the world economy.
the sort of social activities engaged in by dispersed collectivities.
the nature of a crowd and identify the basic types of crowds.
contagion theory, emergent norm theory, and convergence theory.
the concept of social movement and identify the primary types of social
the concepts of relative deprivation and unfulfilled rising expectations
to the emergence of social movements.
and contrast relative deprivation theory with value-added theory and
resource mobilization theory.
a major social change that has occurred in your lifetime. What do you think are
the major sources of this change? Be careful to relate each source of change to
the nature of the change itself.
take collective behavior to be legitimate area of study on the grounds that it
is more structured than it appears of first glance. Develop three examples of
collective behavior of which your have some knowledge to support this claim by
theory of social movements do you think best explains the women’s movement?
Link the theory to the nature of the women’s movement.