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Intro to Sociology - Chapter 4
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the lifelong process through which people learn the attitudes, values, and behaviors appropriate for members of a particular culture
is a distinct identity that sets us apart from others.
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American sociologist Charles Horton Cooley proposed that we learn who we are by interacting with others.
"i" and the "Me"
Mead argued that there are two core components of the self: the "I" and the "Me".
typical rural life. A close-knit community, often found in rural areas, in which strong personal bond unite members.
A community, often urban, that is large and impersonal, with little commitment to the group or consensus on values.
Hunting and Gathering Society
A preindustrial society in which people rely on whatever foods and fibers are readily available in order to survive.
A preindustrial society in which people plant seeds and crops rather than merely subsist on available foods.
The most technologically advanced form of preindustrial society. Members are engaged primarily in the production of food, but they increase their crop yields through technological innovations such as the plow.
Is a society that depends on mechanization to produce its good and services. Industrial societies rely on inventions that facilitate agricultural and industrial products and on new sources of energy, such as steam.
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