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Exploring Social Change: America and the World, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Charles L. Harper, Kevin T. Leicht

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 29, 2010

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For one semester junior/senior and beginning-level graduate courses in Social Change.


This introduction to social change focuses on theories that explain social change, innovation, social movements, and revolutions. The last part of the book shifts explicitly to the global level to analyze population and environmental issues and globalization. Within this framework, the book discusses topics about change and its problems familiar in sociology and social science.


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Chapter 1: By Way of Introduction

Chapter 2: The Causes and Patterns of Change

Chapter 3: Social Theory and Social Change

Chapter 4: American Social Trends

Chapter 5: Change in the Settings of Everyday Life: Populations, Families, and Work

Chapter 6: Economics, Politics, and the American Prospect

Chapter 7: Social Movements

Chapter 8: American Reform Movements and Social Change

Chapter 9: Revolutions

Chapter 10: Technology, Innovation, and Networks

Chapter 11: Creating Change

Chapter 12: The Emerging Global System: Development and Globalization

Chapter 13: Society, Environment, and Change

Chapter 14: World Futures


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Exploring Social Change: America and the World, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition
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$57.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-84197-4