• He has broken the level of societies into five types:
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Population is society viewed as a collection of physical individuals ("bodies").

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The most important influences on human societies- technology and environment are discussed.
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Developing from classical social evolutionism theories, theory of modernisation stresses the modernisation factor: many societies are simply trying (or need to) emulate the most successful societies and cultures. It also states that it is possible to do so, thus supporting the concepts of and that the developed countries can and should help those less developed, directly or indirectly.

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The taxonomy of types of humansocieties, based on subsistence technology is presented.
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As societies developed and grew larger, they became more unequal in terms of gender and wealth andalso more competitive and even warlike with other societies.


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It examines agrarian societies from the time of theiremergence in the Middle East around 3,000 B.C.
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To quote Gerhard Lenski regarding sociocultural evolution, 'Societal survival has been largely a function of a society's level of technological advance relative to the societies with which it has been in competition.' This simply means that a society who uses its technology to further its survival will do so over a society that remains standing still.

Explain why societies became more individualistic as they developed and became larger.
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We have already seen that the greater food production of horticultural and pastoral societies ledthem to become larger than hunting-and-gathering societies and to have more trade and greaterinequality and conflict. Agricultural societies continue all these trends. First, because theyproduce so much more food than horticultural and pastoral societies, they often become quite large,with their numbers sometimes reaching into the millions. Second, their huge food surpluses lead toextensive trade, both within the society itself and with other societies. Third, the surpluses andtrade both lead to degrees of wealth unknown in the earlier types of societies and thus tounprecedented inequality, exemplified in the appearance for the first time of peasants, people whowork on the land of rich landowners. Finally, agricultural societies' greater size and inequalityalso produce more conflict. Some of this conflict is internal, as rich landowners struggle witheach other for even greater wealth and power, and peasants sometimes engage in revolts. Otherconflict is external, as the governments of these societies seek other markets for trade andgreater wealth.

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Clear and supportivedifferences in the (1) size of societies, (2) permanence of settlements,(3) societal complexity, and (4) ideology are found by societal type.

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Kinship, the economy,the polity, religion, and education - the institutions that frame the discussionof the different types of societies - are identified as especially important.

Chapter 5 Section B The Development of Modern Society

Areview of the technology of hunting-gathering societies and the basic featuresof their population (size, density, birth/death rates), nomadic lifestyle,social structure, social institutions (kinship, economy, polity, stratification,religion, education, and arts and leisure), and formation of tribal tiesthrough societal fissioning concludes the chapter.

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Industrial societiesemerged in the 1700s as the development of machines and then factories replaced the plow and otheragricultural equipment as the primary mode of production. The first machines were steam- andwater-powered, but eventually, of course, electricity became the main source of power. The growthof industrial societies marked such a great transformation in many of the world's societies thatwe now call the period from about 1750 to the late 1800s the Industrial Revolution. This revolutionhas had enormous consequences in almost every aspect of society, some for the better and some forthe worse.

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The age distribution may contribute to explain the kinds of social problemsthat are most salient in developing societies with a large proportion ofyoung people (such as Mexico) as compared to industrial societies witha large proportion of older people (such as the U.S.) (see next exhibit)