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Social and Cultural Continuity and Change
The key concepts to be integrated across Social and Cultural Continuity and Change are:
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The understanding that some elements of society and culture remain largely as they have always been. Continuity refers to the reasons why attitudes, values, beliefs, traditions and behaviour may be passed on from one generation to the next. This continuity gives society stability.
The understanding that something is different from the way it has been before. Change can be referred to as a break with tradition. It refers to those values, beliefs and behaviour that differ from one generation to the next.
Values are the core beliefs of an individual or country. They are important understandings that form the basis of the shared behaviour of an indiviual or cultural group.
This refers to an activity or belief maintained in a society over a period of time. Relates to the continuity of Japan.
This involves memers of a society or culture working together to achieve accepted goals or aspirations.
this covers disagreements at a variety of levels within a society. It may lead to social change.
The emergence of a 'global village' through sophisticated information systems; transnational corporations (TNC's) and consumerism may bring change to a belief system. It could mean that the belief system becomes more global and/or its nature changes.
Westernisation means the way a country adopts the values common in major western countries, such as the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. These values democracy, capitalism and the adoption of free market economic industrialisation.
This is the process whereby the means of production are based in mass production utilising developing technology. This has been characterised by the use of factories rather than aritsan production, and is the basis of the wealth of many countries in the twenty-first century.
This is a process of social change, often linked to westernisation and industrialisation. It describes the adoption of new technology, education and ways of thinking.
These are accepted and organised patterns of behaviour in a society, responding to a particular social need. Can bring forms of continuity and change to a society.
Beliefs are principles accepted and shared among a group of people. They indicate a particular way of perceiving the physical world and the universe.
An identity can be personal or national. Our sense of who we are comes from socialisation, which is when we learn about the norms and values of our society and develop our unique personalities.
Describes groups within a society obtaining access to power structures and gaining control over their destiny.
Feres to the collective past of a country. It may be a physical heritage (material remains) or cultural heritage (stories, songs). It can play a key role in maintaining continuities.
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