solidarity, glue holding society together, suicide solidarity act, socials facts, functionalist
a sociological approach that emphasizes the way that the parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability
Division of Labor
worker or group of workers assigned a specialized task in order to increase efficiency
various types of roles-a set of expectations for people who occupy given social position or status.
an awareness of the relationship between an individual and the wider society, both today and in the past; understand the links between our immediate personal social settings and the remote, impersonal social world that's surrounds us and helps shape us.
everyday events in which people take one another into account by consciously an unconsciously attaching meaning to a situation, interpreting what others are saying and then responding accordingly.
a belief that we have agreed on as true and became a social norm that wasn't questioned. ex. don't like hairy men or women.
a collective conception of what is considered good, desirable, and proper- or bad, undesirable and improper- in a culture.
a norm governing everyday social behavior whose violation raises comparatively little concern
system of social stratification in which individual achievements is of considerable importance.
Max Weber's term for people's opportunities to provide themselves with material goods, positive living conditions, and favorable life experiences.
coincide with each other, the social environment or interactions that make up every person's life, human genetic makeup or biologically inherited traits
a social position that is "assigned" to a person by society without regard for the person's unique talents or characteristics
structured ranking of entire groups of people that perpetuates unequal economic rewards and power in a society.
caste system, class system, upper class, middle class, working class, lower class, absolute poverty
Max Weber's term for people's opportunities to provide themselves with material goods, positive living conditions, and favorable life experiences
way of operating where change is expected and adapting to those changes is smooth, routine, and seamless
the evaluation of a people's behavior from the perspective of their own culture; trouble adapting to a change of culture