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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780024253330
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/21/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Weinstein is professor of sociology at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of more than ten books and fifty articles and is a former president of the Society for Applied Sociology.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The social scientific perspective 3
Ch. 2 Social and cultural evolution 30
Ch. 3 Population growth and demographic transition 55
Ch. 4 The heritage and dynamics of culture 82
Ch. 5 Social structures, systems, and processes 107
Ch. 6 Social movements : concepts and principles 133
Ch. 7 Movements and revolutions in context 153
Ch. 8 The process of technological innovation 179
Ch. 9 From Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft : the urbanization of the human population 205
Ch. 10 A world divided 227
Ch. 11 The market, capitalism, and socialism 254
Ch. 12 Representative government and the modern nation-state 283
Ch. 13 The paradoxes of development 309
Ch. 14 Democratic planning and applied sociology 329
Ch. 15 The political economy of globalization 340
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