Social Structure and Social Change : Basic Concepts


Describes basic concepts, social change in opposite to conservative forces, how is it perceived in people; Structural forces versus individual ideas and will to change.

Six Pages.

A bit of it reminded to social threefolding, but the main ideas are missing.

Daniel Bell’s Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976)

provides an interesting turn to the conflict perspective by suggesting that change in the modern world arises out of the tension between three „realms‟ of social reality which operate on different principles and move towards different goals: (i) the techno-economic structure (science, industry and the economy); (ii) the political system; and (iii) culture.