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A status that individuals secure on the basis of choice and competition. By choice (husband, English major, etc)
When one's actions are geared to helping them join or connect with a particular social status
societies that cultivate large amounts of crops with the plow and other relatively advanced tools and equipment. Are more complex than horicultural and pastoral societies in the level of technology used to support crops
type of suicide that occurs where ties to the group or community are considered more important than individual identity. Individual over-identifies with a group and is willing to die for them.
suicide that occurs as a result of "too little" social regulation. Norms of society are suddenly altared, resulting in confusion
a social condition in which people find it difficult to guide their behavior by norms they experience as weak, unclear, or conflicting. Is a label by which a person is identified without choice (son, widow, etc)
French philosopher remembered for positivism.
3 stages: theological, metaphysics, and scientific
Founder of Sociology (realpolitik)
a political system in which the government tolerates little or no opposition to its rules but permits nongovernmental centers of influence and allows debate on issues of public policy.
Added to Marx's insight
people who happen to be in the same place at the same time
formed of the basis of common interest or agreement
authoritarian-personality theory of prejudice
sees prejudice as stemming from certain personality characteristics
a social condition in which people find it difficult to guide their behavior by norms they experience as weak, unclear, or conflicting.
a rationally designed organizational model whose goal is to perform complex tasks as efficiently as possible
where decent is traced through both the mother's and father's sides of the family. Children usually take the father's last name
university of atlanta (AA school) sociologist
a system of exchange in which goods or services are traded directly for other goods or services without the use of money
a ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area
the individuals who control the means of production. Upperclass
a social structure made up of a hierarchy of statuses and roles that is prescribed by explicit rules and procedures and based on a division of function and authority