Sociology Index

Social Change

Social Change Abstracts, Social Change Bibliography, Books on Social Change

What does social change mean? The notion of social change and agents of that change. Social change is the change in the social state of a society. Social change includes changes in social institutions, social relations and social behaviours.

Social change also includes social progress or the movement of society forward by dialectical or evolutionary means. A shift from feudalism and towards capitalism is social change.

The concept of dialectical materialism suggests that the process of social change is not attributable to changes in culture or ideas but arises within the material conditions of people's lives.

Social change may be driven by cultural, religious, economic, scientific or technological forces.

Technology and Social Change - We are living in a technological society and that technology is changing our world.

Education and Social Change - "Education must light the path for social change."

Information for Social Change is an activist organisation that examines issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers. It is committed to promoting alternatives to the dominant paradigms of library and information work and publishes its own journal, Information for Social Change.

The Journal of Educational Practice for Social Change - The JEPSC is a publication of the Walden University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK).

The Journal of Social Change and Critical Inquiry.
JoSCCI is the internationally refereed journal of the Institute of Social Change and Critical Inquiry located at the University of Wollongong.

Mobius: The Journal of Social Change.
Established in 1989 as a quarterly print journal with local free distribution in Madison, Wisconsin, Mobius strives to publish challenging fiction and poetry that deals with social change as either a primary or a secondary theme. We've been asked many times what we mean when we say "social change," and we've never really been able to provide a satisfactory answer.

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change (JLASC)
An official journal of Penn Law after 14 years of independent scholarship. We are a progressive, student-run journal and seminar that uses an interdisciplinary scholarly approach to challenge social injustice.

SOCIAL CHANGE - Quarterly Journal
SOCIAL CHANGE is the quarterly journal of CSD that was started in 1971. It publishes problem-oriented, empirically-grounded or analytical papers in the field of social change and development, in easy-to-understand, non-technical language. A multidisciplinary journal with a wide ranging readership including people in the academia, NGO and policy-making sectors, SOCIAL CHANGE attracts eminent thinkers and researchers from all over India.
SOCIAL CHANGE is published four times a year in March, June, September and December.

Crime, Law and Social Change is a peer reviewed journal that publishes essays and reviews addressing the political economy of organized crime whether at the transnational, national, regional or local levels anywhere in the world. In addition, the Journal presents work on financial crime, political corruption, environmental crime, and the expropriation of resources from developing nations. The includes coverage of the broad area of Human Rights, including historical and contemporary studies of genocide; essays on compensation and justice for survivors of mass murder and state-sponsored terrorism; analyses of international human rights organizations (both governmental and NGOs); and historical as well as contemporary essays focused on gender, racial and ethnic equality.

Bruce Steve, 1983, Social change and collective behaviour: the revival in eighteenth-century Ross-shire, in “The British Journal of Sociology”, 34 (4)

Burns Ronald, Crawford Charles, 1999, School shootings, the media, and public fear: Ingredients for a moral panic, in “Crime, Law & Social Change”, 32

Cuklanz Lisa M., 1996, Rape on Trial - How the mass media construct legal reform and social change, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.

Furlong Andy, Cartmel Fred, 1997, Young People and Social Change - Individualization and risk in late modernity, Open University Press, Buckingham.

Pearson Geoffrey, 1975, The Deviant Imagination - Psychiatry, Social Work and Social Change, The Macmillan Press Ltd, London.

Selected Social Change Online Resources:

Social Change - by Wilbert E. Moore. .
Social Change in the Twentieth Century - by Daniel Chirot.
Culture and Change: An Introduction - by Larry L. Naylor.
Perspectives on Social Change - by Robert H. Lauer.
Logic on the Track of Social Change - by David Braybrooke, Bryson Brown, Peter K. Schotch.
The Analysis of Social Change Reconsidered; a Sociological Study - by J. A. Ponsioen.
Interpreting Social Change in America - by Norman F. Washburne.
Social Change Philanthropy in America - by Alan Rabinowitz, David R. Hunter..
Social Change in Western Europe - by Colin Crouch.
Reflections on Anger: Women and Men in a Changing Society - by Christa Reiser.
Poor People's Social Movement Organizations: The Goal Is to Win - by Melvin F. Hall.
Dynamics of Social Change: A Reader in Marxist Social Science, from the Writings of Marx, Engels and Lenin - by Howard Selsam, David Goldway, Harry Martel. .

Social Change Through Land Reforms/Paramjit S. Judge. 1999, 212 p., ISBN 81-7033-492-X. - Politics of social change.