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Social Change
Transformation over time of the institutions and culture of a society
Postindustrial Society
we are moving beyond the old forms of industrial development
Information Society/ Knowledge Society
information or knowledge is basis of the production system; higher-level white-collar occupations specialize in production of information and knowledge
history has a shape-- it goes "somewhere" and leads to progress-- & now this notion has collapsed; highly pluralistic and diverse
Transnational Corporations
companies that produce goods or market services in more than one country
External Risk
dangers such as drought, earthquakes, famines, and storms that spring from the natural world and are unrelated to the actions of humans
Manufactured Risk
risks that are created by the effect of our own knowledge and technology on the natural world
environmental and health risks; outcomes of our own interventions into nature