Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
Terms in this set (39)
The systematic study of human society
The special point of view of sociology that sees general patterns of society in the lives of particular people.
A framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system who's parts work together to promote solidarity and stability.
A framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change.
-Current social structures are in place because they benefit those who erected the in the first place
-Society works because of the exploitation of disadvantaged groups
A framework for building theory that sees society as the product of everyday interactions of individuals
-its a micro-level approach instead of a macro-level
-we live in a world of symbols that we constantly make meaning of
Founded by Comte, used by Durkheim & Spencer. Using scientific principles to study society.
-There is some OBJECTIVE truth that sociology can unearth
Weber, DuBois, feminists
-Using the experiences of people to study society.
-People's SUBJECTIVE "truth" helps understand society
-Surveys: variables, descriptive statistics, existing data
The ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and material objects that together, form a people's way of life
Physical things (iPods, sundials, comic books, papyrus scrolls)
Ideas and values (traditions, dance, language)
A personal disorientation when experiencing another way of life
The process by which one generation passes culture on to the next
A system of symbols that allows people to communicate with one another
People see and understand their world through the cultural lens of language
Culturally defined standards that people use to decide what is desirable, good, and beautiful that serve as broad guidelines for social living
Specific statements that people hold to be true
Rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members
Knowledge that people use to make a way of life in their surroundings
Examines ways in which human biology affects how we create culture.
Cultural patterns that set apart some segment of a society's population
Cultural patterns that strongly oppose those widely accepted within a society
The practice of judging a culture by its own standards
The dominance of European cultural patterns
The practice of judging another culture by the standards of one's own culture.
The lifelong experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture
Represents basic drives: hunger, sex
Represents the self and a balancing of pleasure and society's pressures
The social norms internalized by an individual
the part of an individual's personality composed of self-awareness and self-image
Widespread cultural norms and values we use as a reference in evaluating ourselves
Learning that helps a person achieve a desired position. Behaving like the group you wish to be accepted by.
A category of people with something in common, usually their age
A setting in which people are isolated from the rest of society and manipulated by an administrative staff. (prisons, mental hospitals)
First agent of socialization people encounter. Race, class, and gender identities are passed on
Type I Error
A false negative (ex. a doctor says you don't have a disease when you actually do)
Type II Error
A false positive (ex. a doctor says you have strep throat, but you don't)
4 principles: Efficiency, predictability, control, calculability.
Sets found in the same folder
Exam 1 People
SOC Test 2
Sets with similar terms
Sociology 101 Chapter 1,2, and 3
Sociology Vocabulary 1
Ch 1 & 2
UCSP: Defining Culture and Society...
Other sets by this creator
Ch 22.4 Part II
Ch22.4 Part I
Motion in One Dimension
Other Quizlet sets
Spelling List 5 1-15
abnormal psych 1st test
Chapter 4: Supply and Demand