Humanities
Week 5 Social Movements and Social Change Sociology Discussion Questions

Question Description

Help me study for my Social Science class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Wk5 Question 1

Social Movements

Social movements can change the world. After reading Chapter 12 of the text,Sociology: Beyond Common Sense, and the article, Sociology and Social Movements, discuss the social movements that have been noted in the United States in the last decade. Moreover, discuss what implications those movements have had on today’s culture. Finally, hypothesize what current social movements could transform the future of the world.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Question 2

Social Change

The future of the world is uncertain. In fact, there are those who predict a wonderful world where technology and creativity provide a good quality of life for most people, while others predict a world of competition, conflict, and strife. Read Chapter 12 of the text, Sociology: Beyong Common Sense, and the article, The Digital Divide and What to Do About It (Links to an external site.). Then, watch the video Wade Davis: Dreams From Endangered Cultures (Links to an external site.). After reading and viewing the required resources, use the sociological theories provided throughout the text to explain why these polar opposites could both occur, and what needs to happen for peace and prosperity to result. In your answer, be sure to offer an explanation of what the digital divide is and why it matters.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

RESOURCES

Required Resources

Text

Durkin, K. F., & Carrothers, R. M. (2015). Sociology: Beyond common sense [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

  • Chapter 12: Collective Behavior, Social Change, and Contemporary Society

Articles

Fuchs, S., & Plass, P. S. (1999). Sociology and social movements. Contempory Saociology, 28 (3), 271-277. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2654139

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the JSTOR database in the Ashford University Library. This resource is provided as an alternative and supplemental viewpoint to the text and provides greater detail in relation to the topic of social movements.

Hargittai, E. (2003). The digital divide and what to do about it (Links to an external site.). In D.C. Jones (Ed.), New Economy Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.eszter.com/research/pubs/hargittai-digi...

  • This resource is provided as an alternative and supplemental viewpoint to the text and provides greater detail in relation to the topic of social change.

Multimedia

TED. (Producer). (2003, February). Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/wade_davis_on_endangered_...

  • The video depicts how social change is destroying various cultures and provides a visual interpretation of Social Change that is supplemental to the text.
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Final Answer

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Running head: SOCIAL MOVEMENT

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Social Movement
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SOCIAL MOVEMENT

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Social Movement

Social movements are a group of people who come together to pursue a common social
goal. The primary objective of social movements is to bring social transformation or change.
Every social movement has a particular agenda that it champions or advocates (Durkin &
Carrothers, 2015). Historically, the United States has had many social movements. Nearly every
historical period in America has had some social movements. In line with this, every historical
moment in America was brought up by a specific movement. In the last decade, there have been
many social movements in the United States. These movements have championed different
social causes. Gay rights movements have been championing the support of gay individuals
(Durkin & Carrothers, 2015). The movement has been seeking the acceptance of gays and
lesbians in society. Typically, the American culture recognized only the relationships between
people of opposite genders. However, the gay rights movem...

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