Mapping: American Social Trends Summary

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14 Feb 2011
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American Social Trends: Chapter 56
-social change is three ways: significant social events, macroscopic, can occur in populations
and social institution
Structural Trends
Increase in social life since 1600s
Increasing scale means the existence and sometimes the absorption of small social
system
Centralization of control: small number of people having control
Increasing differentiation and specialization in social life
Increase in technical complexity and sophistication
Demassification: have less and less to talk about
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