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Chapter 3: Cultural Conformity and adaptation. Section 3: Social Change. The more culture traits a society has, the faster the culture will change. This can have very far reaching effects. Example: The car. Sources of Social Change. New values and beliefs Ideologies

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Chapter 3 cultural conformity and adaptation

Chapter 3: Cultural Conformity and adaptation


Section 3 social change

Section 3: Social Change

  • The more culture traits a society has, the faster the culture will change.

  • This can have very far reaching effects.

    • Example: The car


Sources of social change

Sources of Social Change

  • New values and beliefs

    • Ideologies

      • Set of beliefs which justifies a group’s actions

      • Can be spread through social movements

    • Social Movements

      • Long-term effort to promote/prevent social change


More sources of social change

More sources of social change

  • Technology

    • Discovery

      • New uses for what is there

    • Invention

      • “look what I made!”

      • Can be material or nonmaterial

  • Population

    • Size, mobility and age structure all make changes


Yet more sources

Yet more sources

Cultural Diffusion

Spread of culture traits from one culture to another

Reformulation – occurs when a culture “borrows” culture traits

Physical Environment

What nature has in store for you.

Wars/Conquests

Assimilation

The process of becoming part of another culture


Resistance to social change

Resistance to social change

  • How/why do people/cultures resist change?

  • Ethnocentrism

  • Cultural lag

    • When one part of a culture lags behind others.

  • Vested interests

    • When someone wants to maintain the status quo.


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