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HBSEII, Sociocultural Theories
Terms in this set (30)
The relationship between society and the individual.
Theory that seeks to understand behavior while considering conflict or tension among two or more social groups.
Sociologist who defined Conflict Theory as different groups or social classes fighting for resources and power.
Institution that maintains and advances the larger society's unequal distribution of power and resources (wealth, power, poverty, privilege, and inequality) and validates and perpetuates patriarchal power.
medicalization of society
growing role of medicine as a major institution of social control
Critical Practice Theory
Theory which focuses on macro causes rather than client-specific causes to disrupt oppressive and discriminatory systems and empower clients.
Critical Practice Theory
Helping clients, especially those who are marginalized, find and use their voices to create social change is a goal of which theory?
The use of past knowledge of injustices to strengthen people's capacity to pursue social change.
The process of raising awareness and thinking critically about socially unjust structures.
Egalitarian relationship with clients
A sociological theory which states the stability of a society is impacted by various aspects of that society, such as diverse organizations, programs, institutions, beliefs, ethics, traditions, and norms.
Easily recognized and anticipated purposes for actions
Underlying purposes for actions that are not immediately apparent or expected; typically secondary to manifest functions
Aspects of a society that do not contribute to the overall good of society, or that blatantly harm the larger system.
The process of individuals losing a sense of identity when society experiences rapid changes, such as industrialization
Symbolic Interaction Theory
People attach meaning to communications and interactions that may be different for each individual.
Three Premises of Symbolic Interaction Theory
(1) People act based on the meanings attributed to experiences. (2) The meanings people attach are based on interactions with others. (3) The meanings are affected by people's interpretations of their interactions.
An aspect of Social Interaction Theory in which people create their reality based on their experiences
An aspect of Social Interaction Theory in which one group's construction of reality becomes the accepted reality, creating power over social values, beliefs, and institutions created by that group.
People respond directly to the actions of others (defined by George Herbert Mead)
The ways in which people interpret actions of others (defined by George Herbert Mead)
We go through our lives acting and projecting images that we want others to see. We have rules, rituals, and props, and we create settings to ensure that our interactions project an image that is important to us.
The Looking Glass Self
Idea that people learn and develop a sense of self through interactions with other people (defined by Charles Horton Cooley)
Theory based on the advocacy of social, economic, and political equality between both sexes, and is often expanded to apply equal rights to all minority groups.
Liberal Feminist Theory
Biological differences between men and women are unimportant, and therefore women should have equal rights in all social realms
Radical Feminist Theory
Male hierarchy and domination support and promote the oppression and inequality women experience
Socialist Feminist Theory
Accuses conservative viewpoints on economic and social issues as hindering social change and promoting inequality
Behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a specific ethnicity, social group, or age group
Examples of aspects of culture
Important Cultural Concepts in Social Work
Cultural relativism, ethnic identity, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, ethos, ideology, social class, worldview
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