Mapping: American Social Trends Summary
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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
•Increase in social life since 1600s
•Increasing scale means the existence and sometimes the absorption of small social
•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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