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| SOCIOLOGY UNIT 1 | CULTURE & IDENTITY | KEYWORDS |



Culture: The shared norms, values, mores and roles of a social group.

Norms: Social expectations or rules about how people should behave in social situations. May not be
formally written. E.g. not shouting or swearing in public.…

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Agents of Socialisation: A person or group of people who influence the socialisation of children and
adults. They help us learn norms and values as we go through life. These are also called social institutions.

Informal Social Control: Not specially set up to control behaviour but do so…

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Social Mobility: A person opportunity to move up the class structure.

Social Status: A persons position in society in relation to others.

Life Chances: The opportunities a person has to achieve good health, social prestige and economic
properity.

Sex: Physical and biological differences between men and women.

Gender:…

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