cultural lag


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culture lag

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(Sociology) the difference in the rate of change between two parts of a culture
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They include cybercrime, and cultural lag theory, which helps organize much of the information regarding how society is confronted with new challenges and struggles to respond to.
"This exposes the cultural lag that exists in our society," she said.
There is always some cultural lag between the imagined and lived life of a city.
This can create a "cultural lag" which, under Frye, would require the exclusion of relevant evidence that might be scientifically demonstrated to be completely reliable.
There is a cultural lag in economic policy, particularly when it comes to inflation.
Keywords: Colonialism Cultural lag Curriculum Politics Social Change Western
"Institutionally, we've gone from nought to 60 in a very short period but I think there is a cultural lag."
Despite the significant racial progress our society has made since Till's childhood, from the civil rights movement to the reelection of President Obama, the pervasive association of black people with the ghetto, and therefore with a certain social station, betrays a persistent cultural lag. After all, it has only been two generations since schools were legally desegregated, five decades since blacks and whites started drinking from the same water fountains.
(13) On the other hand, urban farming is considered a cultural practice and this perspective is typified by the cultural lag model.
As the cultural lag, or decalage, between you and your friend piles up, you wonder if your experience of the film's humor would be any different with a Trobriand Islander.
Crabb and Bielawski speculated that the representation of male characters as the typical users of production artifacts outside the home may be due to a cultural lag (Ogburn, 1964), and that as society gained more experience with women working outside the home with production tools, this lag would diminish or disappear.
We have this illusion of making swift progress while bypassing classics and social sciences, which is wrong as it promotes a policy of cultural lag. It is a harsh reality that despite enjoying all the benefits of western inventions, we are still promoting hatred against them." But despite endemic military interventions and the many other ills, we did and still do have a few world-class sociologists.
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