Examines the competing theoretical models that historians use to explain the process of continuity and change--including those founded in the great philosophers, as well as contemporary environmental historians. Green emphasizes the importance of such systematic models for any true appreciation of the dynamic process characterizing historical change. The work also considers the validity of current modes of "periodization," or the way in which time is divided to render the past manageable.
The Mechanics of SocialChange: Rarely before Has Society Had to Consider the Prospect of Changing Its Ways So Wholly and Quickly as It Does with the Currently Emerging Environmental Priorities. on a Global Scale, It Has Never Happened. the Big Question Is How Do We Get Society to Quickly Take a Radically Different Path, and What Are the Mechanisms Behind Such a Shift? Matt Brace Provides a Perspective Brace, Matt.
Ecos, No. 133, October-November 2006