Question and answer
What is the driving force behind social change?
social change, in sociology, the alteration of mechanisms within the social structure, characterized by changes in cultural symbols, rules of behaviour, 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. Other sociological models created analogies between social change and the West’s technological progress. In the mid-20th century, anthropologists borrowed from the linguistic theory of structuralism to elaborate an approach to social change called structural functionalism. This theory postulated the existence of certain basic institutions (including kinship relations and division of labour) that determine social behaviour. Because of their interrelated nature, a change in one institution will affect other institutions. Various theoretical schools emphasize different aspects of change. Marxist theory suggests that changes in modes of production can lead to changes in class systems, which can prompt other new forms of change or incite class conflict. A different view is conflict theory, which operates on a broad base that includes all institutions. The focus is not only on the purely divisive aspects of conflict, because conflict, while inevitable, also brings about changes that promote social integration. Taking yet another approach, structural-functional theory emphasizes the integrating forces in society that ultimately minimize instability. ]
Expert answered|kikaycore|Points 338|
Question
Asked 7/7/2011 3:27:31 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
17,894,249 questions answered
Popular Conversations
3x+3/18x= User: 10x+3/=
Weegy: this is quite simple, if you read over the question a few times and learn the tendencies. One number is ten ...
10/20/2014 5:27:08 PM| 5 Answers
Which value for x makes the sentence true? 8x = 3x 30
Weegy: 8x - 20 = 3x + 5; 8x - 3x = 5 + 20; 5x = 25; x = 25/5; x = 5 User: 7x - 5 = 3x + 11 Weegy: 8x + 3 = 7x - ...
10/20/2014 7:11:38 AM| 2 Answers
Which value for x makes the sentence true? 8x = 3x + 20
Weegy: 8x - 20 = 3x + 5; 8x - 3x = 5 + 20; 5x = 25; x = 25/5; x = 5 User: Which value of x makes the following ...
10/20/2014 7:16:30 AM| 2 Answers
Which value of x makes the following equation true? 3(x - 3) = -2x ...
Weegy: 6(x - 2) = -2x + 28 6x - 2 = -2x + 28 6x - 12 = 28 + 2x 8x - 12 = 28 8x = 28 + 12 8x = 40 x = 40/8 x = ...
10/20/2014 7:18:42 AM| 2 Answers
After the auditorium filled up,we seated about fifty people on the ...
Weegy: After the auditorium filled up, we seated about fifty people on the stage. The sentence structure is: ...
10/20/2014 9:35:49 AM| 2 Answers
When particles are moving between two phases and no net change in the ...
Weegy: When particles are moving between two phases and no net change in the amount of either phase occurs, ...
10/20/2014 10:33:23 AM| 2 Answers
Is the example a complete sentence, sentence fragment, or run-on ...
Weegy: The bird dove swiftly then it landed gently on the branch. This is B. Complete sentence. User: Is the example ...
10/20/2014 10:38:45 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 2160 [Total 14535]| Ratings 0| Comments 2160| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
P
C
1
L
Points 1393 [Total 10874]| Ratings 3| Comments 1363| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 752 [Total 12981]| Ratings 0| Comments 752| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 464 [Total 1863]| Ratings 0| Comments 464| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 455 [Total 6249]| Ratings 3| Comments 425| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 401 [Total 401]| Ratings 0| Comments 371| Invitations 3|Offline
S
Points 317 [Total 318]| Ratings 3| Comments 287| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 197 [Total 197]| Ratings 1| Comments 187| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 48 [Total 6282]| Ratings 0| Comments 48| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 27 [Total 27]| Ratings 0| Comments 27| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.