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Social Change: Resistance & Technology

1. Discuss the various factors that influence resistance to social change and give examples to support your answers.

2. Describe the impact that technology has on influencing social change.

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I am going to make some assumptions in this solution - that the concept of social change from a sociological viewpoint has already been discussed in your class and that you now have a good idea of how trends and viewpoints change in society overtime. Since you did not indicate your current materials in class, this solution will not be course-specific. This solution is concise but comprehensive. Should you need more details, you can use the References indicated. Thank you for using Brainmass.

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Resistance to Social Change

Society is made up of individual members. These members band themselves into together, at times informally providing a social force that affects the manner of how things are organized. These are the social groups, organizations of people who are on their own individual social agents. This is because any organization, whatever the nature and type is a social agency where people, social agents come together to share ideas, share lives. This sharing, exchanging and giving creates new knowledge, practices & traditions and ultimately leads to the creation of a certain culture - beliefs & practices shared by a group. There are varied changes in society that agencies and agents can influence or cause to happen - economic, political and of course socio-structural (also plainly known as social although economic and political change fall under the heading of social by nature). Every culture and society has its rules and the status qou is dictated by it. One of the biggest social changes America had recently was the election of the first African-American President, Barack Obama which is socio-political in nature. It changed leadership from republican to democratic and also made history what with women, once a minority duly represented and contesting the Presidential primaries ...

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The solution is a comprehensive 1,095 word essay that explains social change and the varied factors that lead to resistance to the possibilities of social change. 4 main reasons are listed. Additionally, technology is analysed in terms of its impact to hastening social change and the manner by which society is structured. The solution follows the APA format. References are listed. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.