Social and Cultural Change: Social Science for a Dynamic World / Edition 1

Social and Cultural Change: Social Science for a Dynamic World / Edition 1

by Jay A. Weinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0024253332

ISBN-13: 9780024253330

Pub. Date: 08/21/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This book is a comprehensive survey of social and cultural change. It includes a review of major theoretical perspectives, illustrations of events and issues to which readers can personally relate, and a comparative orientation that explores past and current changes, from the local to the global level. Innovations of this book include an emphasis on the role of…  See more details below

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This book is a comprehensive survey of social and cultural change. It includes a review of major theoretical perspectives, illustrations of events and issues to which readers can personally relate, and a comparative orientation that explores past and current changes, from the local to the global level. Innovations of this book include an emphasis on the role of intention in social and cultural change, an integrating theory of directionality (progress) in major episodes of change, and discussions of the techniques of conducting research on change, both theoretical and applied.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780024253330
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/21/1996
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The social scientific perspective3
Ch. 2Social and cultural evolution30
Ch. 3Population growth and demographic transition55
Ch. 4The heritage and dynamics of culture82
Ch. 5Social structures, systems, and processes107
Ch. 6Social movements : concepts and principles133
Ch. 7Movements and revolutions in context153
Ch. 8The process of technological innovation179
Ch. 9From Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft : the urbanization of the human population205
Ch. 10A world divided227
Ch. 11The market, capitalism, and socialism254
Ch. 12Representative government and the modern nation-state283
Ch. 13The paradoxes of development309
Ch. 14Democratic planning and applied sociology329
Ch. 15The political economy of globalization340

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