Sociology

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  • Sociology
    • Identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us
    • Cultural diversity: the different things between cultures
    • Social construct: patterns of behaviour based on norms and expectations of a society
    • Postmodernis a sociological theory associated with changes in society from the. 1990s onwards
    • Culture: the whole way of life of a society
    • Values: more about general guidelines and ideas. They refer to what is seen as correct behaviour, beliefs about what is wrong and right and the idea that something. is important or worthwhile
    • Subcultures: smaller cultures within a culture with its own set of norms and values
    • Status: the amount of prestige a person's position in society gives them
    • Role: the part you play that is associated with particular norms and expectations
    • Relativity:  norms that are specific to particular situations
    • Role conflict: where the demands of one role clash with the demands of the other roles played
    • Ascribed  status: your position in society that is based on social characteristics you were born with and is difficult to change
    • Achieved status: your position in society that is earned by your own efforts and achievements
    • Norms: the unwritten rules of behaviour that tells us what is appropriate and acceptable in particular situations
    • Auguste Comte was the first person to use the term 'sociology'
    • Multiple roles: when you play more that one role
    • The study of society. Society is made up of individuals, groups and organisations
      • Sociology tries to explain patterns of behaviour common to people in different groups of society. these groups of society include: gender, age, social class and ethnicity
  • The study of society. Society is made up of individuals, groups and organisations
    • Sociology tries to explain patterns of behaviour common to people in different groups of society. these groups of society include: gender, age, social class and ethnicity

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