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SOCIOLOGY KEY TERMS

BOURGEOISE
The `Ruling Class'
CAPITALISM
An economic system associated with modern societies, based on private ownership
of business and property.
CONSENSUS
A general agreement.
CULTURE
The way of life of particular society or social group.
CULTURAL CAPITAL
Cultural skills, such as knowing how to speak, behave and…

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NORMS
Rules of behaviour in social situations.
MODERNITY
A period of time which started with the industrial revolution, production, urban
living, rational thinking and strong central government.
PATRIARCHAL
Male dominated.
POST MODERNITY
A term used by postmodernist Sociologists to describe the contemporary period,
which is characterised by uncertainty, media saturation…

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