Social Change and Social Order In Rural and Urban Society

Social Change and Social Order In Rural and Urban Society

Question

Discuss the various forms of social change.

Answer
Various Forms of Social Change :

Social change may occur in different forms. Some of the commonly known forms are (i) evolution, (ii) progress, and (iii) revolution.

They are quite different from one another and show different features.

1. Evolution : Social change inform of evolution exhibits gradual and slow process of change in different social institutions leading towards development from simple to complex forms.

2. Progress : Progress is also another form of social change which may occur slowly or rapidly and may or may not be associated with any evolutionary process of social change. Progress is an effort to attain the goal which is definite and which gets support from social values.

3. Revolution : Revolution takes place suddenly and may bring sudden and overall changes in the structure of society in a definite direction.

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