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  • Social Change And Socioeconomic Class
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    Brief Analysis Of Karl Marx's Views On The Relationship Between Social Change, Socioeconomic Class Structure And Ideology As James Farganis (1993) notes, Karl Marx "continues to be of interest... ". (p. 27) to many sociologists. According to Alan Swingewood (1991), "During the course of the 1840's and 1850's, Marxism emerged as the first sociological theory which identified scientific analysis with the interests of a specific socioeconomic class... " (p. 61). Since the notion of socioeconomic cl...
  • Dynamic Changes Of The Nineteenth Century
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    Forces for Change in Nineteenth Century Europe The nineteenth century transformed the lives of the European population from the Feudal world to a new industrial, dynamic world. It was not, however, the nineteenth century alone which produced such a great change. It was the evolutionary developments prior to the nineteenth century that paved the way for an era of rapid and fundamental change. This tidal wave of change reached its crescendo in the nineteenth century and was characterized by popula...
  • Change Other Social Structures
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    Diane IhlenfeldtFebruary 13, 2004"The more things change, the more they stay the same". The sociologist, Emile Durkheim stressed the importance of shared value and community in order to provide social order and stability. A sociologist would understand the clique, "The more things change, the more they stay the same" by analyzing how individuals and groups affect society and how society in turn molds individuals to be citizens. In order to analyze this we have to ask the question; why is there s...
  • Changes In Clothing
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    At the end of the 18th century there was one of the most significant events in the history of dress. Men gave up their right to all the bright, more elaborate, and more varied forms of clothing. They left all that to the women. Men abandoned their claim to be considered beautiful. They, instead, aimed at being useful in society. Those who have studied the situation all agree that the causes for these changes were primarily of political and social nature. The also believed that in their origin th...
  • Social Changes
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    The fifty year span between 1870 and 1920 in United States history found our great, growing nation struggling with many economic, racial and social crisis. Rules were made and broken. Walls were built and torn down. Lines were drawn and crossed. With a huge cultural chasm yawning out across an invisible landscape, rocked on its foundations by a civil war, the United States of America stood at a crossroads, It was now entering uncharted territory. Would it let the torrent of differences and alien...
  • Democratic Ideologies P 17 Conservatives
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    CONSERVATISM By Noel O'Sullivan, 1976 Ch. 1 Conservative Ideology: a Philosophy of Imperfection Conservatism, as an ideology, emerged in response to the French revolution and in opposition to the idea of the French revolutionaries that human reason and will were powerful enough to regenerate human nature by creating a completely new social order, constructed in accordance with the requirements of liberty, equality and fraternity. Conservatism, then, is characterized, in the first instance, by op...
  • Conditions On Worker Productivity
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    Hawthorne Studies The Hawthorne Studies, conducted at Western Electric's Hawthorne plant outside Chicago, starting in 1924 and running through 1936, were intended to bring about a greater understanding of the effects of working conditions on worker productivity. The results of the experiments were contrary to the management theory of the time (Scientific Management), and were key in bringing about an understanding of motivation factors in employment Basically, a series of studies on the producti...
  • Jem Changes
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    To Kill A Mockingbird: Coming of Age of Jeremy Finch The coming of age of Jem, Jeremy Finch, is shown in many ways throughout the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. He changes socially. He changes mentally. His feelings change emotionally. He also changes to become more of an adult figure. Another way he changes is that he changes physically. Jem changes through out the book socially by the way he starts having better feelings toward other people. There are many times when Jem start feeli...
  • Social Class And Social Equality
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    The United States was established on July 4, 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the United States has gone through many changes and will continue to change for years to come. As I think of the future of this country I dream of how America may be in 2100, it will be extremely different. No one can predict exactly how the nation will change, but there are many differing opinions. The United States will change in many ways such as social...
  • Half Century Prior To The Black Death
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    F.F. Cartwright, "The Years of the Plague", in A Social History of Medicine (London: Longman, 1977), pp. 58-74. In "The Years of Plague" F.F. Cartwright provides an overview of conditions existing in Britain at the beginning of the 14th century and examines the impact of plague on subsequent changes to social, political, and economic systems that took place during the following centuries. He also provides a detailed discussion of the causes, occurrence, and disappearance of plague, effectively d...
  • Productive Labor And Economic Relations
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    How convincing was the Marxist critique of the capitalist state? This next unit of theory is entitled 'Ideology and Discourse. ' The theorists we " re examining -- Althusser, Bakhtin, and Foucault -- are discussing how ideology works, and how ideologies construct subjects. All of these theorists are coming from a Marxist perspective, using ideas and terms developed in Marxist theory, though only Althusser actually claims to be a Marxist. So to start off, I want to talk a bit about some basic ide...
  • Social Structure
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    Victor Turner's notion of magic mirror as a symbolic concept in modern anthropology continues to thrive as an entry point into American literary studies and the cultural criticism it engenders. From to social drama, Turner's concepts have affected and are reshaping many critical practices that inform our approaches to American literature. Turner's theories of comm unitas, anti-structure and pilgrimage as they can be identified in genre, author or period studies give us the necessary insight into...
  • Civil War Brakes Down Families
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    "I am coming home one way or another, and I do not know how things might stand between us. I first thought to tell in this letter what I have done and seen so that you might judge me before I return. But I decided it would need a page as broad as the blue sky to write that tale, and I have not the will or the energy. 1 This passage somes up the whole story in three sentences, yet only hints at the complexity of Inman's experiences and situation. Throughout the story we see the compromises Inman ...
  • Doctorow Believes
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    In the classic E.L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime, we see the juxtaposition of many motifs to represent Doctorows view of the early century. By combining history and fiction Doctorow allows himself to write a semi-accurate interpretation of the early 1900's while also being able to strongly express his own biases and opinions of the era. The biggest, and perhaps most important theme Doctorow applies in the novel is social tension, or the battle of the rich versus the poor. Other important themes inclu...
  • Huge Social Change And East Timor
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    Sociology is all around us. It is found all over the world. Sociology is the scientific study of social structure. An analysis of the crisis that is occurring today in East Timor is a good example to understand how sociology is broke down and studied. One can identify the social dynamics and the social institutions involved in the crisis at East Timor. They can be determined from the events that occurred in East Timor. Theory conflict would be the best way to characterize the problems in East Ti...
  • Practice Of Indirect Female Infanticide
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    Female infanticide was a major social problem faced by Chinese and Indian women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but how did British colonialism help to bring about important changes for women in these two great nations The arrival of British colonialism in China and India provided a major catalyst of change for women and their roles in society which helped to change the viewpoint of many parents during the time. Before the time of colonialism in the nineteenth century social issu...
  • Evidence For Religion As Social Change
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    The analysis of the relationship between religion and social change can usually be seen as a debate between those who believe that religion can be change promoting, such as Weber, and those who believe religion to be change inhibiting, such as Marx and Durkheim. Marx's view fro example, would be that religion would inhibit social change at it legitimists and justifies the status quo, whereas this is usually contrasted with Weber, who suggests that religion can cause social change, in that it hel...
  • Social Change Through Collective Social Action
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    THE THINKING OF THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT THINKERS The theme of the "unintended and unanticipated consequences of social action" implies that social change occurs through social action without foreseeing the outcome. Scottish Enlightenment thinkers Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson, each provide their own theory of unanticipated effects of human action. Smith's theory is implicitly historicist; Ferguson's by contrast, is empirical and anti-historicist (Smith, 1998: 30). In Adam Smith's, "Wealth of N...
  • Concept Of Game Theory
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    Social Theory Group Project: Activism While researching this topic, I wanted to include at least one theory as how activism should be conducted as well as the concepts underlying activism itself. With this in mind, I would like to start with Mohandas K. Gandhi. In India's struggle for home rule, Gandhi utilized the concept of Satyagraha (ST p. 261). This means to use truth and love to fight violence, and still not be passive. Throughout the film Gandhi, one sees how he would peacefully, yet forc...
  • 1920's Time Period
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    The 1920's in America were times of great change. Coming out of the horror of the First World War, society exploded in a million different directions. The Twenties saw women voting, the Harlem Renaissance, and an incredible burst of affluence for the middle class. With automobiles and appliances made people's lives easier and gave them more leisure time. The incredible, rapid change that struck the country is clearly illustrated by women's fashions of the decade. Woman in the 1900's went from co...

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