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Societal Change Over Time - Chapter Summary
Studying the changes societies experience over time has never been easier thanks to the informative study resources in this chapter. Review fun lessons you can access anytime via any computer, smartphone or mobile device to learn more about social movements, social unrest, emigration, demographic transition and rebellion. As you review the lessons, feel free to clarify details you don't fully understand by sending questions to our experts. When ready, assess your knowledge of lesson concepts with mini quizzes and a chapter exam. Completing this chapter will boost your knowledge and ensure you're able to do the following:
- List theories and motives for social movements
- Identify and describe stages of social movements
- Define and explain the concept of social unrest
- Describe causes and effects of rebellion in sociology
- Discuss major social revolutions in history and share causes and effects of social revolutions
- Explain the impact technology has on global and local cultures
- Differentiate between industrial and non-industrial countries and define demographic transition
- Share the definition of emigration and list reasons people permanently relocate to other countries
1. Social Movement: Theories and Motives
In this lesson, we will define what social movements are and discuss why they develop. We'll cover the deprivation theory, the mass-society theory and the structure strain theory, which are three theories that sociologists use to explain social movements.
2. Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline
Although social movements around the world differ from each other in many ways, they all generally go through a life cycle marked by the progressive stages of emergence, coalescence, bureaucratization, and decline. In this lesson we will discuss the four stages of social movements.
3. Social Unrest: Definition & Overview
In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of social unrest and the various ways it can be expressed. Then you can test your knowledge with a fun quiz.
4. Rebellion in Sociology: Definition & Examples
Rebellion is the most extreme form of deviance according to American sociologist Robert Merton. Rebellion can lead to crime, violence, and terrorism. Learn the definition of rebellion and the causes and effects of rebellion in this lesson.
5. What is a Social Revolution? - Definition & Examples
How does social change happen? In this lesson, we'll talk about what social revolution is and describe a couple of the most important social revolutions in history.
6. How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures
The following lesson will discuss the effects that technology has both on a global and local scale. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
7. What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages
There are many differences between non-industrial and industrial countries. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of demographic transition and the stages that guide a country through its changes into an industrial country.
8. What Is Emigration? - Definition & Statistics
This lesson is on emigration. Here we discuss the different types of migration and some of the factors that are relevant to the permanent relocation of people to a different country. An example of emigration from the US to Mexico is given, along with some statistics.
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