SOC 1100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Class Conflict, Religious Education In Primary And Secondary Education, Investment

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Society (def) society refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share a culture. 4 important sociologists and their approaches to society: gerhard and jean lenski. Describes how societies have changed over 10,000. Importance of technology in shaping society: karl marx. Historical view probing the roots of social conflict. Social conflict with respect to owners / workers in production of material goods: max weber. Showing that the power of ideas shapes society. Contrasted traditional thinking of simple" societies with rational thought that dominates. Different ways that traditional and modern societies hang" together: gerhard and jean lenski: society and technology. (def) socio-cultural evolution changes that occur as society gains new technology. Societies with simplest technology supports small # of people live the life similar to their ancestors. Societies with complex technology supports hundreds of millions of people society changes rapidly. People experience many social changes during their lives inventing / adopting new technology sends ripples of change throughout society.

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