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  Social Change - Web Guide - People in Action
The Global Ideas Bank contains over 4,000 edited best social inventions (socially innovative ideas and projects) from around the world, voted on by the readers.
Photo (Indymedia India): Opening ceremony of the World Social Forum in Mumbai.
Independent research organization working for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society.
peopleinaction.com /socialchange   (669 words)

  
  IS SOCIAL CHANGE MEDIA A DELUSION? - California Newsreel at 30 and 2000
Social change filmmaking has evidently not outgrown its original self-infatuation as a free-standing theatrical or television presentation; it seems unwilling to become a self-effacing partner in movements for social change.
Social change media, in contrast, wants to direct its audiences back to their own world; it addresses them not as passive viewers but potentially active participants in civic society.
Social change media therefore is committed not to its own self-expression but to faciliataing the discourse of communities joined around social change.
www.newsreel.org /articles/socialme.htm   (3827 words)

  
 What is social change?
The power that social change organizations bring to the table is their ability to organize, to educate and to mobilize.
On the surface, social change movements appear to be spontaneous bursts of energy, a sweep of people, outraged and energized, rising forth to demand some form of change.
While a variety of organizing and advocacy methods are utilized, social change organizations are characterized by activism, cooperation, persistence, and dedication of their members.
www.fundforsouth.org /social_change.htm   (471 words)

  
 Social change - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
change in the nature, the social institutions, the social behaviour or the social relations of a society, community of people, or other social structures.
Social change is a topic in sociology, but also involves political science, economics, history, anthropology, social work and many other social sciences.
It is claimed that a primary agent of social agent is technological advancement, such that the wide adoption of a new technology leads to imbalance in the economic relationship between economic agents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_change   (601 words)

  
 I. Wallerstein, "SOCIAL CHANGE? Change is eternal. Nothingever changes."
Social scientists will not be ready to accept a basic reorientation of their view of social change without being first convinced that they will not thereby lose the raison d'être of social science.
Our task as social scientists is to analyze such historical systems, that is, to demonstrate the nature of their division of labor, to uncover their organizing principles, to describe the functioning of their institutions, and to account for the system's historical trajectory, including both its genesis and its demise.
Instead of calling this fundamental change "the rise of the West," as is usually and self-servingly done, I would designate it myself as "the moral collapse of the West." Since however capitalism, once given its head, is indeed a very dynamic system, it rapidly took hold and eventually swept the entire planet into its orbit.
fbc.binghamton.edu /iwportug.htm   (6300 words)

  
 RESOURCE GENERATION | giving resources: social change philanthropy
Social change philanthropy focuses on the root causes of social, economic and environmental injustices.
In social change philanthropy, foundations are accountable, transparent and responsive in their grantmaking.
Social change philanthropy is also sometimes called social justice philanthropy, social movement philanthropy, and community-based philanthropy.
www.resourcegeneration.org /Resources/giving_soc_change.html   (1266 words)

  
 Social Change in Amish Society
Social change exists in Amish society but, while the Amish condone social change when needed, most Amish, according to Aaron, would rather see society remain simple, with as little change from the past as possible, and focused on obedience to God, not worship of material possessions.
This change from farming, according to Aaron, was caused by a growing population of Amish and the crowding of Lancaster County.
That some social changes are mandated in the realm of the church, and other control of life and change is determined by the family at the micro level, is another factor that Aaron attributed to social change.
www.windycreek.com /Brian/amishsocialchangeinterview.html   (3148 words)

  
 Organizing for Social Change
Institute for the Study of Social Change, UC Berkeley (ISSC) [http://issc.berkeley.edu/index.html] is "a research center dedicated to understanding the processes of social change and contributing to the transformation of conditions of inequality.
Social Change Project (Mercatus Center, George Mason University) [http://www.mercatus.org/socialchange/] uses the "institutional choice" approach to the study of social change.
Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change [http://povertycenter.cwru.edu/] "seeks to address the problems of persistent and concentrated urban poverty and is dedicated to understanding how social and economic changes affect low-income communities, and how living in these communities affects the well-being of their residents." The Web site includes background information of its research projects.
www.ll.georgetown.edu /guides/social_change.cfm   (3199 words)

  
 New College of California - MA in Activism & Social Change
The goal of the Activism and Social Change BA Completion (ASC BA) is to nurture the development of thoughtful, self-reflective, activists and facilitators of social transformation.
All MA Activism and Social Change students will begin their individual research projects in a Research Seminar that will enable them to pursue individualized research/activist interests through written, multi-media, action-based and performance projects.
The Activism and Social Change M.A. curriculum is organized around the creation of a portfolio that serves as both framework and repository for student work.
www.newcollege.edu /activismchange   (1147 words)

  
 Communication for social change - HIV/AIDS, social mobilisation, evaluation - Exchange
The communication for social change approach encourages a process of public and private dialogue through which people define who they are, what they want and how they can get it.
The ultimate aim for the communication for social change approach is to strengthen what Denise calls ‘self-replicating communities’ which have the critical capacity to apply the same methods to next year’s issues and problems.
One challenge for communication for social change work is knowing when a community or institution is in a state of ‘readiness’ for taking a communication for social change approach.
www.healthcomms.org /comms/social/ld-nov03.html   (1413 words)

  
 Is social change always gradual?
Sudden, abrupt changes are seen as disruptions in a "normally" functioning society.
But to attribute all change as an accumulation of smaller, gradual changes flies in the face of reality.
Under capitalism, that contradiction is manifested periodically in the fact that the system goes into an economic crisis where it can’t feed people or put them to work--that it produces vast wealth on the one hand and vast misery on the other.
www.socialistworker.org /2003-2/477/477_11_GradualChange.shtml   (597 words)

  
 SOCIAL CHANGE AND RELIGION: THINKING BEYOND SECULARIZATION PERSPECTIVES
Mid-20th century social theory described emergent modernity in terms of the progressive growth in scale and differentiation of social institutions and the compartmentalization and specialization of the social roles of persons (Parsons, 1963; Smelser, 1966)--also the touchstones of neosecularization theory.
Our point is that much of the current controversy concerning religion is about changes in the on-going fates of the predominant social forms of religion, that emerged in modern societies as late in human history as the 1500s.
Change on these three levels interacts and proceeds at a very slow rate; the sociocultural equivalent of glacial change.
are.as.wvu.edu /sochange.htm   (5885 words)

  
 Social Change
Social movements are defined as non-institutionalized collective action geared to promote or resist change in social structures.
Based on the premise that a large part of significant social change in modern societies stems from collective action, this course starts by examining various theories of social movements.
These theories will then be examined in light of specific American social movements, such as the civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women's movement, as well as others such as the KKK and the John Birch Society.
www.dartmouth.edu /~socy/courses/change.html   (902 words)

  
 Social movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern social movements became possible through education (the wider dissemination of literature), and increased mobility of labour due to the industrialisation and urbanisation of 19th century societies.
Tilly argues that the early growth of social movements was connected to broad economic and political changes including parliamentarization, capitalization, and proletarianization.
The labor movement and socialist movement of the late 19th century are seen as the prototypical social movements, leading to the formation of communist and social democratic parties and organisations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_movement   (2071 words)

  
 Social Change
This is a course for the students who are mainly interested in macro-level social changes, both in the United States and in the contemporary world.
One major purpose of this course is to provide the students with a firm understanding of the major changes in human societies, the factors affecting those changes, and the consequences of changes on different aspects of human life.
The other purpose of the course is to apply the major concepts, principles, and theoretical issues discussed in the course to analyze a specific social change in the United States or in other societies.
www.ux1.eiu.edu /~cfmnk/course/change.html   (473 words)

  
 NYU School of Law - Review of Law & Social Change
Social Change also provides a space in which members of the law school community can come together to socialize, network, and organize.
A variety of progressive student groups use Social Change as everything from a home-base to a storage facility.
We at Social Change are proud of who we are and what we do.
www.law.nyu.edu /pubs/socialchange   (252 words)

  
 Social Edge - Evaluation for Social Change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
On the one hand, there is the image of the social entrepreneur as a maverick and visionary, developing new programs and ways to address the thorniest societal needs and to bring about systemic change.
An industrial model of social change assumes that if you grow sectors and remove barriers, you will increase participation and resolve or reduce social problems.
In a post-industrial society change comes from individuals, businesses, organizations and communities moving a long a continuum of sustainability that begins with greater self-reliance.
www.socialedge.org /?13@566.k2r4aj4dePd.1069974@.3c40b074/29   (1463 words)

  
 Social Change Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The Social Change Report is distributed as a public service by the Center for Middletown Studies.
Please direct your comments to the Editor, The Social Change Report, 542 Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 or by e-mail to tc@virginia.edu.
Other correspondence should be directed to the Publisher, The Social Change Report, Center for Middletown Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306, or by email to jconnoll@bsu.edu.
www.bsu.edu /middletown/socialchange   (141 words)

  
 Social Change : About the Book
Each chapter of Social Change is written by an author well known in their field and supported by readings that present a wide range of international case studies.
The particular changes explored range from radical transitions from one kind of society to another, to less dramatic shifts in social interaction and social organisation.
The text is thoroughly up-to-date, covering in detail the transformations in social relations associated with post-colonialism, the information society, city life, new communication forms, intimacy and governing the self.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /ou/social_change/about.htm   (383 words)

  
 Psych. Jurisprudence/Radical Social Change
Others have noted the importance of social change to increase empowerment (Rappaport, 1981, 1987), cooperation (Kohn, 1986), distributive justice (Deutsch, 1985), and resistance to unjust authority (Kelman and Hamilton, 1989) and to decrease consumerism and materialism (Wachtel, 1983) and "surplus powerlessness" (M. Lerner, 1986).
Social Science in Law (SSL), he noted, "is based at least implicitly on reverance for the moral values that underlie the Constitution (e.g., autonomy, privacy, and equality) and respect for the law as an institution that reifies our sense of community, values that also are basic to ethics in psychology" (1990, p.
Thus, although the values laid out by psychological jurisprudence are a good starting point in advocating social change, the focus should incorporate the more sweeping critiques by psychologists who have related their psychological theory to the political society around them.
www.dennisfox.net /papers/psychjuris.html   (6198 words)

  
 Facilitation for Social Change
This is the introduction to an essay I'm writing about my personal experience with 18 social changes.
What counts as "improvement" depends on what people value and what "catches on" in the context of the time.This is my first-hand account of change as it actually occurred.
My business is dedicated to these important causes and the possibility of making real social change in our lifetime.
members.bellatlantic.net /~vze3fs2h/socialchange.html   (262 words)

  
 What is Social Change?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Social change is identifying something in your community that is not fair, just or humane and developing a process to address the cause of this issue in hopes of bringing more justice and equity to the situation.
Social change is about digging deeper and finding out how you can fix something at the root, not just on the surface.
All images and photographs are property of the photographers and Girls For A Change and should not be reproduced, saved, or altered as images or digital files unless accompanied by written permission of GFC.
www.girlsforachange.org /socialchange.htm   (432 words)

  
 cnvc:: Social Change Project
Inspired by such examples of love within social change, we seek to support people in making the process of social change itself be a model by living consistently with the goal of a world where everyone’s needs are valued.
We are working to create and strengthen a synergy in the transformative social change movement by supporting people with specific tools and practices that help in connecting with self, each other, and those in the systems we are trying to change.
Since most individuals and organizations working for transformative social change are non-profits, resources to sustain the level of support needed for the inner transformation of consciousness and outer transformation of strategies will need to some from donations.
www.cnvc.org /psocchng.htm   (842 words)

  
 DSS Links - Social Change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
ASA Section on History of Sociology - The term "the history of sociology" is most frequently used to refer to the chronicle of the discipline's general theories and theorists.
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) - The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is a nonprofit, professional association.
ASA Section on Sociological Practice - The purpose of the Section on Sociological Practice is to provide a forum for sociologists working in diverse applied settings, e.g., industry, government, higher education, voluntary associations or as solo practitioners; and to increase understanding of the relationship between sociological practice and sociological knowledge.
www2.pfeiffer.edu /~lridener/DSS/change.html   (1103 words)

  
 Digital Web Magazine - The Web is a Human Creation
It is a set of principles that guides advocacy campaigns to create social change—ideas and knowledge of how opinions, attitudes, and behaviors are influenced to become decisions to take action or “pick a side.” The guidelines are about how to win.
Change that is not purposeful results from human interaction that isn’t directed toward change.
Social change which is purposeful results from human interaction directed toward change and is a social movement… In such cases, people often respond to charismatic leaders and Utopian ideologies.
www.digital-web.com /articles/the_web_is_a_human_creation   (3003 words)

  
 Spare Change
John seems to be the CDC's go-to guy for their health communications "Special Forces" missions, having been detailed to work on public health crises like the CDC's response to the anthrax scares, the flu vaccine shortage and setting up new communications offices in various parts of the agency.
Both contact experiences were transformative; I came to see this as neither a fad nor a game, but as a social movement and a glimpse into the future of social interaction, learning, and even being.
I routinely change up what is offered, based on interactions with residents who stop by, or whom I meet when I am exploring.
www.social-marketing.com /blog   (7463 words)

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