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Lenski's Five Types of Society

Lenski's Five Types of Society

Author: Paul Hannan
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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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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Post-Industrial Society

    Societies in which people procure their livelihood using computer-aided-technology and advanced information processing.

  • Industrial Society

    Societies in which people procure their livelihood using machines and advanced sources of energy such as steam, coal, and water.

  • Agricultural Society

    Societies in which people procure their livelihood using animal driven plows and large-scale cultivation.

  • Horticultural and Pastoral Society

    Societies in which people procure their livelihood using hand tools to cultivate crops and domesticated animals.

  • Hunting and Gathering Society

    Societies in which people procure their livelihood through hunting animals with simple tools and gathering naturally occurring vegetation.

  • Gerhard Lenski

    American sociologist who advanced the theory that technology is the most basic driving force in sociocultural evolution.