A succession of differences in time in a persisting identity.
Nisbet, Robert A. Social Change New York: Harper and Row. 1972:1
Foss and Larkin, 1986
The quantitative and qualitative changes in the appearances of social relations which continue throughout periods of dissidence and quiescence alike.
Foss, Daniel A, and Ralph Larkin. Beyond Revolution A New Theory of Social Movements. South Hadley: Bergin & Garvey Publishers 1986:2
Pinquart and Silbereisen, 2004
In broad terms, social change can be defined as change in typical characteristics of a society, such as norms, values, cultural products, and symbols.
Pinquart, Martin, and Rainer K. Silbereisen. "Human development in times of social change: Theoretical considerations and research needs." International Journal of Behavioral Development 28.4 2004:289.