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And in the end…:

And in the end… Architects of Change: Reconstructing Society

What are some of the sources of change in our society?:

©Pine Forge Press, an imprint of Sage Publications, 2008. What are some of the sources of change in our society? Single dramatic event Cultural and technological innovations Shifting population size Environmental pressures Diffusion from other cultures Media Others?

Major source of change: Technological advancement:

©Pine Forge Press, an imprint of Sage Publications, 2008. Major source of change: Technological advancement Technological change may be one of most accelerated Computers have become indispensable Convenience and access to information Negatives? Loss of privacy Blurring of traditional lines between work and home

Major source of change: Social Movements:

©Pine Forge Press, an imprint of Sage Publications, 2008. Major source of change: Social Movements social movement  Continuous, large-scale, organized collective action motivated by the desire to enact, stop, or reverse change in some area of society Types of movements Reform Movement – define? Countermovement – define? Revolutionary Movement- define?

Rising Expectations:

©Pine Forge Press, an imprint of Sage Publications, 2008. Rising Expectations When conditions at their worst, many solely focused on survival People more likely to seek social change when living conditions have improved somewhat Chance for change seems possible

Sociological Imagination:

©Pine Forge Press, an imprint of Sage Publications, 2008. Sociological Imagination We re-create society not only through acts of defiance and organized social movements but also through our daily interactions society is simultaneously a human creation and a phenomenon that exists independently of us, influencing and controlling our private experiences Through sociology, we can be “aware of the chains that restrict our ‘movements,’ but we also have the tools to break those chains”

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