Social Change / Edition 3

Social Change / Edition 3

by Jay Weinstein
     
 

This introduction to social change covers the momentous and relatively recent changes that have occurred in the human condition, balancing theory with observation and incorporating comparative global examples throughout. The third edition of Social Change has been thoroughly updated and revised, including a new discussion of the current economic crisis and the

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This introduction to social change covers the momentous and relatively recent changes that have occurred in the human condition, balancing theory with observation and incorporating comparative global examples throughout. The third edition of Social Change has been thoroughly updated and revised, including a new discussion of the current economic crisis and the interconnectedness of the global economy, new empirical data on globalization, and updated discussions of evolution and altruism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442202993
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Boxes, Figures, and Tables
Preface
PART I The Study of Change
Chapter 1: The Social Scientific Perspective
Chapter 2: Social and Cultural Evolution
PART II The Components of Change
Chapter 3: Population Growth and Demographic Transition
Chapter 4: The Heritage and Dynamics of Culture
Chapter 5: Social Structures, Systems, and Processes
PART III The Engines of Change
Chapter 6: Social Movements: Concepts and Principles
Chapter 7: Movements and Revolutions in Context
Chapter 8: The Process of Technological Innovation
PART IV Change at the Macrolevel
Chapter 9: From Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft: The Urbanization of the Human Population
Chapter 10: A World Divided
Chapter 11: The Market, Capitalism, and Socialism
PART V Planned Change: Making Tomorrow's Society
Chapter 12: The Paradoxes of Development
Chapter 13: Democratic Planning and Applied Sociology
Chapter 14: The Political Economy of Globalization
Notes
References
Index
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