Social movements are considered organized collective activities to bring about or resist fundamental change in an existing group or society (Schaeffer, 2009, pp. 401-402). Two concepts that immediately come to mind are technology and economics. Technology because of its rapid overtakes of the world in the 20 years; the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s our working class was more involved in the overall labor status and “hands-on” work. Now days we see the takeover of computers and all their technology; computers and technology are not only taking jobs from our economy but also making our lives ten ...view middle of the document...
Economics and the way we see to keep changing what we do with our money is also another way we have change social movements. Again, in the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s we saw our economy go from great to greater. Then our faulty bank practices, terrible investing, and simple government and private corruption caught up to us and caused our country more problems than the good it created. Now what we see from our people is cautiousness when investing, more influence of better banking practices from the government and just plain support from the country if we want to do with our money, what our politicians want us to do with our money. If we don’t support it anymore, our country seems to listen to us now days. It’s almost like a social movement has gone from the people to the government, back to the people. It’s if we have trusted our government and their decisions for so long because of the great input we have received and now in the last 10-20 years we have become more united in our trust with one another instead of our powerful leaders. This is the way our four fathers wanted our lives to be and to not have government overpower its people and now with great disasters we have become one as a whole again against the belly of the beast.
Schaeffer, R. T. (2009). Sociology: a brief introduction (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions.