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Sociology (Ch. 15)

Social Change

Significant alteration over time in behavior patterns and culture, including norms and values social change
A theory of social change that holds that society is moving in a definite direction evolutionary theory
The view that society tends toward a state of stability or balance equilibrium model
A period of adjustment when the non-material culture is still struggling to adapt to new material conditions culture lag
Those people or groups who will suffer in the event of social change and who have a stake in maintaining the status quo vested interests
Cultural information about how to use the material resources of the environment to satisfy human needs and desires technology
An organized collective activity to bring about or resist fundamental change in an existing group or society social movement
The ways in which a social movement utilizes such resources as money, political influence, access to the media, and personnel resource mobilization
A term used by Karl Marx to describe an attitude held by members of a class that does not accurately reflect their objective position false consciousness
The process of recognizing the impact our individual position has on who we are and how we think and act, and of taking responsibility for the impacts our actions have on others personal sociology
The process of bringing the insights gained through sociological observation and analysis into the public sphere, thereby seeking to bring about positive social change public sociology
8% of American adults constitute the most active participants in the information society, consuming information goods and services at a high rate and using them as a platform for participation and self-expression Omnivores
7% of the adult population surround themselves with technology and use it to connect with people and digital content. They get a lot out of their mobile devices and participate actively in online life The Connectors
Created by: dmorri06