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Study Questions: Chapter 22

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1. What are the five interpretations of social change? Briefly describe each.

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2. What is relative deprivation? What are some of the weaknesses in relative deprivation theory?

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3. According to Arthur Kroker, what are the three defining characteristics of the virtual class that allow it to be classified as a class?

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4. According to Lewis Henry Morgan, what three stages does a society progress through as it develops? How did Talcott Parsons adapt Morgan's three-tiered view of human development?

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5. According to Kirkpatrick Sale, what four things could bring about the collapse of the American empire?

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