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Welcome to your Social Change reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
European Societies by This title looks at the European model in historical perspective, commonalities and intra-European exchange, and characteristics of the European social structure.
Call Number: 306.094 MAU
Publication Date: 2010
Cultural Evolution by Cultural Evolution argues that people's values and behavior are shaped by the degree to which survival is secure; it was precarious for most of history, which encouraged heavy emphasis on group solidarity, rejection of outsiders, and obedience to strong leaders. For under extreme scarcity, xenophobia is realistic: if there is just enough land to support one tribe and another tribe tries to claim it, survival may literally be a choice between Us and Them. Conversely, high levels of existential security encourage openness to change, diversity, and new ideas. The unprecedented prosperity and security of the postwar era brought cultural change, the environmentalist movement, and the spread of democracy. But in recent decades, diminishing job security and rising inequality have led to an authoritarian reaction. Evidence from more than 100 countries demonstrates that people's motivations and behavior reflect the extent to which they take survival for granted - and that modernization changes them in roughly predictable ways. This book explains the rise of environmentalist parties, gender equality, and same-sex marriage through a new, empirically-tested version of modernization theory.
Call Number: 303.4 ING
Publication Date: 2019
No specific journals have been recommended for this module.
The Age of Migration by See companion website for list of very useful websites on migration http://www.age-of-migration.com/uk/resources/weblinks.html#six
Call Number: 329.05 HAA
Publication Date: 2019
The World by
Call Number: 301.09051 THE
Publication Date: 2011
There are no specific websites recommended for this module.