Social Change

Social Change

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For courses in Social Change.A timely and comprehensive social analysis of one of the most important social concerns of our time, this fifth edition of Social Change greatly increases the contemporary multicultural and international components, yet retains its pedagogically sound features and proven organizational framework. It provides a readable and up-to-date analysis of the major theoretical perspectives, sources, processes, patterns, and consequences of social change. The author also incorporates empirical works from anthropology, social psychology, economics, political science, and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 144.8 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 521.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0131115561
  • 9780131115569

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This book is about the age-old concern with social change, which is one of the most important, challenging, and exciting topics in sociology. It is concerned with the questions of how society changes, in what direction, and by what forces this change occurs. Using exciting real-life case examples, this book draws attention to the characteristics, processes, and perspectives of social change in the United States and cross-culturally. It covers theories, patterns, spheres, duration, reactions, the impact, the costs, the strategies, and the assessment of social change. Because of its current and timely material, this is an excellent reader for social workers, counselors, and more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Dimensions and Sources of Change. 2. Theories of Change. 3. Patterns of Change. 4. Spheres of Change. 5. Duration of Change. 6. Reactions to Change. 7. Impact of Change. 8. Costs of Change. 9. Strategies of Change. 10. Assessment of Change. more

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