Social Change and Social Order In Rural and Urban Society

Social Change and Social Order In Rural and Urban Society

Question

What do you mean by social change ?

Answer
Meaning of Social Change :

1. Every society has two aspects : dynamic and statics.

2. Auguste Comte divides Sociology into social dynamics and social statics. Social dynamics studies social change. Whereas social dynamics studies social structure as well as its continuity and stability.

3. Society is dynamic and it keeping on changing continuously. Sometimes, society changes rapidly and sometimes very slowly.

4. Change in society is an inevitable and continuous process.

5. Any change in society is called social change. One can draw a disntinction between social and cultural change. Social change means changes in social structure and social relationships of the society. Therefore, the process by which social institutions (e.g., family, caste, kinship, state, etc.), status (or position), roles, norms, etc. are altered (changed) over the time is known as social change.

6. Under social change the changes in family, marriage, kinship, economy, politics, age distribution, birth and death rates of population, etc, are included.

7. Social change, sometimes, may occur rapidly and may also occur very slowly.

8. Example : For instance, social change in India took place very slowly when there was no innovation and planning for development. But with their introduction, various development of programmes have brought rapidity in the process of social change.

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