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Lenski's Five Types of Society

Lenski's Five Types of Society

 
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Author: Paul Hannan
Objective:
This lesson will discuss Gerhard Lenski's five types of society; including hunting and gathering, horticultural and pastoral, agriculture, industrialism, and post industrialism.
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Source: Intro Music by Mark Hannan; Public Domain Images from www.clker.com; Public Domain

Notes on "Lenski's Five Types of Society"

Overview

(0:00-0:28) Introduction
(0:29-1:42) Gerhard Lenski
(1:43-2:24) Hunting and Gathering
(2:25-3:51) Horticultural and Pastoral
(3:52-5:15) Agriculture
(5:16-6:28) Industrialism
(6:40-8:43) Postindustrialism

(8:44-9:38) Take Away Message

Terms to Know

Gerhard Lenski

A sociologist who argues that technology is the most basic factor in the evolution of societies and cultures.

Hunting and gathering

A time when a society uses simples tools and hunts animals.

Horticultural and pastoral

A time when a society uses basic farming and domesticated animals.

Agriculture

A time when a society uses non-human power to help with farming.

Industrialism

A time when a society uses advanced power to manufacture goods.

Postindustrialism

A time when a society uses information and computer power as its product.

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    Taiwo lana about 1 month ago

    which among of the types of society the benefit seen to outweigh cost

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      Paul Hannan answered about 1 month ago

      I'm going to take a rather postmodern approach to answer your question and there is no clear distinguishing on which type of society is best for the human species. On the one hand, are human's really happier now with all this technology at our finger tips? Yes we live longer but there are new challenges and constrains on how we live. On the other hand, were human's really happier with a simple life where everyday was a struggle to survive?

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    ANNIE MUSONDA 3 months ago

    which society are we moving to

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    ANNIE MUSONDA 3 months ago

    we are moving from industrial society to which society

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    Gracielle Nebres over 1 year ago

    How about Jean Lenski? Is this person have the types of society according to him/her?

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      Gracielle Nebres answered over 1 year ago

      UUH... I knew Jean from our Sociology Professor, included in her syllabus

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      Paul Hannan answered over 1 year ago

      I actually don't know much about Jean. I believe she is related to Gerhard and worked on his theories with him. Where did you hear of Jean from?

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