Key sociology terms

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Sociology is the study of society and human behaviour.

There are many basic terms in sociology you need to know.

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The sociological perspective

1. Seeing the general in the particular - identifying general patterns in behaviour

2. Seeing the strange in the familiar - Looking at things that are normal through a new lens

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Social location

Social location is like a location on a map. It includes;

  • Race and religion
  • Class
  • Sexuality

Social location can limit your choices in life e.g. gay marriage

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If a social group is marginalized it means that it occupies a position outside the centres of power.

Power can be based on:

  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Political
  • Economic
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Inequality is unfairness

Inequality can happen to people of a different;

  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Class
  • Sexuality
  • Religion

to the dominant one

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