Social Change and Social Order In Rural and Urban Society

Social Change and Social Order In Rural and Urban Society

Question

How does revolution bring social change ?

Answer
Revolution and Social Change :

1. Revolution is an important process (or factors) of social change. It is a process which occurs rapidly.

2. Revolution takes place through conflict. This may be generally violent. It usually takes place between classes and between political groups. Clashes between them lead to social change.

3. Revolution seeks basic changes in the political, economic and cultural institutions.

4. To Karl Marx, revolution brings structural change in a society. This means revolution overthrows the existing mode of production i.e., the economic institutions of a society and a new mode of production is then introduced. This new mode of production gradually brings changes in political, social and other institutions of the society.

5. The changes brought by the revolution may bring a new set of social relationships, a new culture, a new political system or a new technology. Therefore, revolution triggers over all changes in a social system.

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