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Way of life of a particualr society or social group. Culture is learned and shared.

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Individuals learn the culture of their society.

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Primary Socialisation.

During infancy, children learn the language, basic norms and values from parents and immediatly family.

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Secondary socialisation.

Carried out by other institutions outside the family and continues through the rest of life. From teachers, friends, media and religion.

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Specific rules or guides to action which define accepable and appropirate behaviour in particular situations.

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Social control.

Norms and enforced through sanctions by rewards and punishments. Formal - police and informal - family and school.

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A belief that something is good and desirable, important and worthwhile.

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All members of a society are given a social position by their culture. Some are ascribed (fixed at birth) others achieved by the individual.

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Society expects those a certain status to behave a cartain way.

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Gender socialisaton.

Learning to act a certain way appropirate for our gender.

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Social strucrture.

Social stratification - the way different groups in society are placed at different levels.

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Social class.

People having the same social status measured by the things such as occupation and income.

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The classification of people into different groups that share the same culture, history and identify.

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Social and cultural differences between masculinity and feminisity.

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Theoretical perspective.

Looking at a social issue through the eyes of one particualr types of theorists.

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Structural theorist.

believe people control society.

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See what society as based on conflict.

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A group of people who have common interests and distinct culture.

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A set of written rules regulating what may or may not be done by members of society.

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Social science.

The systematic study of society and human relationships in society.

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Social policy.

Important decisions made by the government that aim to improve the conditions of people living in their society.

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Interested in looking at the bigger picture and how society makes us what we are. How the structure of society influences our lives.

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Focus on smaller groups and individuals. Looks at how people behave in society and interact with others.

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Society is structered and organised so that some do better than others. This is how social class has developed.

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Gender confict is the main concern.

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Marxist feminist.

Women look after the men and aren't given credit for the same job.

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Society is held together because people share a set of key norms and values which are passed down through, generation as part of socialisation. A positive approach.

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The ideal that men dominate society and its insitutions.

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Quantitative data.

Information that is presented as numbers which can be analysed using statistics meathods.

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Qualitative data.

Information on tge form of text or images, that is rich in description and detail.

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Functionalist approach.

It is when a whole group of people agree on a state of matter. They see all sorts of parts of society each role has a part to play.

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Marxist approach.

It is when the group of poele dissagree on a state of matter. They see that some groups do better than others.

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Radical feminist approach.

They mainly focus on s gender conflict. They don't all agree.

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Marxist feminist approach.

They focus on that women look after men. That the women are less important.

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Agreed reward for positive actions or penalty for negative actions.

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The section of the government that is responsible for making laws.

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The section of the government that has the power to apply the law, that is, the court system including judges.

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