Social Organization and Change

Social Organization and Change

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Can change happen in an instant?

How do you bring people over to your side?

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Social Structure & Change

  • Structure of society
  • Bureaucratic & industrial specialization
  • Social control
  • Change

Group Structure of Society

  • Various types of groups
  • Social effects of racial and ethnic prejudice
  • Special social concerns
    • adolescence
    • aging
    • crime
    • cultural minorities
    • drug, alcohol, gambling abuse
    • gender diversity
    • poverty
    • prostitution
    • sexual deviance, harassment, assault
    • suicide

Social Status

  • Social differentiation and stratification
  • Varieties of social stratification & mobility

Human Populations: Urban and Rural Communities

  • Composition and change of human populations
    • Determinants of population
    • Historical changes in population
    • Theories of population
    • Policies influencing population growth and composition
    • Population projections and problems of the population explosion
  • Cities
  • Rural areas

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Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas