Social Change

Social Change/Modernization

  Social change as a sociological term which is defined as, alterations in the basic structures of social groups and society.   Social change is a present phenomenon in the social life, and has also become highly intense in the modern era.   The origins of modern sociology is traced to attempt the understanding of dramatic changes which shatter the modern world and promote new forms of social orders.   For example globalization, human history with the vast majority of people producing their own food and shelters and lived in groups or small villages.
The height of developed civilizations like ancient Rome and China, less than 10% of the people lived in urban areas.   Today the United States only 2%-3% of the people work in agriculture and 90% of people live in urban areas.   Urbanization for the rest of the world is changing at a great pace due to the economic activity.   Should be by 2030 60% of the world population will be expected to live in urban areas with more developed regions, 81% of people are expected to be urbanized.
Examples of social change are also Technology influx such as email, cell phone, online social networks, etc. In past communication with others was held to constraints like mail and/or face to face interaction.   The voting rights in the United States for women and people of other cultures. Everyone is required to go to school.   All education should be free, at least within the elementary and fundamental stages.
Modernization is a concept of spheres in social sciences that refer to processes in which society goes through industrialization, urbanization among other social changes which completely changes the lives of individuals.
The concepts of modernization is from a wide view of societies which have a standard evolutionary pattern, which is described in the social evolutionism theories.   According to this theory each society would evolve from barbarism to even greater levels of...