Exploring Social Change: America and the World / Edition 3

Exploring Social Change: America and the World / Edition 3

by Charles L. Harper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0133086852

ISBN-13: 9780133086850

Pub. Date: 08/08/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Ideal for those new to the subject, this compact introduction to social change explores the "big" issues, but in a way that engages the life experiences of individuals (the "micro-macro" connection). Unlike most books on the subject, it shows the connection between many issues, using current data and a balanced discussion of major perspectives, theories,…  See more details below

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Ideal for those new to the subject, this compact introduction to social change explores the "big" issues, but in a way that engages the life experiences of individuals (the "micro-macro" connection). Unlike most books on the subject, it shows the connection between many issues, using current data and a balanced discussion of major perspectives, theories, and models. Begins with an introduction to sociology and the concept of social change; then explores recent changes and trends in contemporary American society; discusses concepts, theories, and models of change with reference to social movements, revolutions, innovation, and the role of change agents as producers of social change; and concludes with a discussion of world-scale trends and change processes in the modern world, with reference to development, globalization, environmental issues, and prospects for the future. For those involved in marketing, policy development, etc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133086850
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
08/08/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. By Way of Introduction.

I. SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES.

2. American Social Trends.
3. Change and the Settings of Everyday Life: Population, Families, and Work.
4. Economics, Politics, and the American Prospect.

II. EXPLAINING CHANGE.

5. The Causes and Patterns of Change.
6. Sociological Theory and Change.

III. PROCESSES OF SOCIAL CHANGE.

7. Social Movements.
8. American Reform Movements and Social Change.
9. Revolutions.
10. Technology, Innovation, and Networks.
11. Creating Change.

IV. GLOBAL CHANGE.

12. The Emerging World System: Development and Globalization.
13. Society, Environment, and Change.
14. World Futures.
Epilogue: Living in a Rapidly Changing World.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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