The Three Major Perspectives Of Social Change In Modern Society

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Richard Fuller The term change is neutral implying a difference through change, time in the object to which it is applied. When we speak about change, no law, theory, direction is suggested. When we consider these aspect, we call it social change. Many sociologists look at social change from three major perspectives i.e. civilizational, cultural and social. According to Wilbert Moore, ‘Social change is the significant alteration of social structure i.e. patterns of social actions and interactions. including consequences and manifestations of such structures embodied in norms, values and cultural products and symbols. Social change can be either slow or rapid, depending on the context. It has its grip on all kinds of societies be it pre - historic, historic or modern society for that matter. Various phenomenon related to such changes can be a shift from vagabond to settled life, new philosophies or ideologies, modification in the structure of the society, scientific growth, war, etc. Every aspect of the society is subject to modification, be it music, poetry, customs and beliefs. These kinds of changes are prone to modification more in the modern society that we are presently a part of. Furthermore, there are various facets of social change : Sources of change - There can be broadly 5 categories that is physical, biological,
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