El cambio social: aproximaciones a su estudio.
Social change: approaches to its study
Manuel Herrera Gómez y Rosa María Soriano Miras
Palabras clave: cambio social, teoría sociológica, teoría relacional de la sociedad.
Abstract: Holismo and individualists approaches can hardly develop a social change appropriate comprehension. Both lack of the idea of the social relationship as other variables’ effect –social structures in holism and individual subjectivity in the individualist-. In order to understand social change, another theory is needed. This theory should face the relational character of the social reality as a sui generic reality made of relationships and also treat knowledge itself as a social reality. In this article a new paradigm is proposed: relational paradigm. A paradigm where social change is the emergency of social realities played by the subjects (singles or collectives) which are connected to others in one particular context.
Key words: social change, sociological theory, society relational theory.