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25 Cards in this Set

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breakdown frustration theory
theory that a social breakdown can cause a social movement by creating frustration amoung masses of people
collective behavior
relatively spontaneous, unorganized, and unpredictable social behavior
convergence theory
theory that modernization will bring the West and non-west together by breaking down cultural barrier to produce a global society
fad with serious consequences
collection of people temporarilly doing something whle in proximity to one another
cyclial theory
theory that societies move forward and backward, up and down and in endless series of cycles
divergence theory
theory that emphasizes the growing seperation between western and non western cultures
emergent norm theory
theory that members of a crowd develop, through interaction, a new norm to deal with the unconventional situation facing them
equilibrium theory
theory that all the parts of society serve some function and are interdependent, so that a change in one part produces compensatory changes elsewhere
evolutionary theory
theory that societies change gradually from simple to complex forms
temporary enthusiasm for an innovation less respctable then a fashion
great though brief enthusiasm amoung a relativly large number of people for a particular innovation
frustration theory
theories that individuals who participate in social movements are frustrated and troubled
ideational culture
sorokins term for the culture that emphasizes faith or religion as the key to knowledge and encourages people to value spiritual life
mass hyteria
collective behavior in which numberous people egage in frenzied activity without checking source of their fear
form of social change that involved transformation of agricultural society into an industrial one
opinion leader
person whose opinion is respected by others and influences them
collestic behavior characterized by maladaptive, fruitless responce to a serious threat
principle of immanent change
noton that social change is product of social forces that exist within a society
communication tailored to influence opinion
public opinion
collection of ideas and attitudes shared by members of particular public
resource mobilization theory
theory that social movements result from availability of resources for mobilizaion
unverified story that is spread from one person to another
sensate culture
sorokins term for culture that stresses emperical evidence or sciecne as the key to knowledge and urges people to facor a practical, materialistic and hendonistic way of life
social change
alternation of society over time