Define modernization. What are the key features of modernization? Provide two examples of modernization and describe the key features in each example.
Modernization refers to a model of an evolutionary transition from a 'pre-modern' or 'traditional' to a 'modern' society.1) increased speed-the computer vs. handwriting
2) increased technology-the auto vs. [ walking
3) increased impersonal-ness- individual cars vs. meeting people on the road like in Canterbury Tales
4) increased dependence on oil- the plane vs. a horse for transportation,Some of example of modernization would be the black and white TV’s to modernize color TV’s. Another would be range gas stove to modernized electric range, Typewriter to modernized computers; also general mail to modernized e-mail now days. ] Note:
The teleology of modernization is described in social evolutionism theories, existing as a template that has been generally followed by societies that have achieved modernity.Note:
Modernization theory has been criticized, mainly because it conflated modernization with Westernization. In this model, [ the modernization of a society required the destruction of the indigenous culture and its replacement by a more Westernized one. Technically modernity simply refers to the present, and any society still in existence is therefore modern. ] Note:
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