Social Changes and “Points of no Return”: an Attempt to Conceptualize




social changes, social dynamics, value changes, conceptualization, bifurcation points


The modern world is characterized by fluidity, changeability, and unpredictability. In particular, social life is full of events that often inspire fear, affect and have unpredictable social effects. Almost every community faces such events: economic crises, political revolutions, environmental disasters, terrorist acts, and so on. Modern sociology pays much attention to the individual consequences and causes of such events, but in practice, a deep global change is remaining uncovered. The value of the presented work consists in an attempt to conceptualize the points of noreturn, in order to introduce the possibility of analyzing such driven events and to find the connection betweenthe points of no return and value changes. As the main result of the study, the author's definition of the points of noreturn was deduced.


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