Alteration in the basic structures of a social group or society. Social change is an ever-present phenomenon in social life, but has become especially intense in the modern era. The origins of modern sociology can be traced to attempts to understand the dramatic changes shattering the traditional world and promoting new forms of social order.
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the transformation of culture and social institutions over time
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Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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in sociology, the alteration of mechanisms within the social structure, characterized by changes in cultural symbols, rules of behaviour, social ... [12 related articles]
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