Sociology Pink pack 2


Structural Sociology

a sociological theory based on the premise that society comes before individuals

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Functional Prerequisites

The basic needs (food, shelter, clothing, and money) that an individual requires to live above the poverty line.

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Value Consensus

The basic integrating principle in society.

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Class Conflict

The conflict of interests between the workers and the ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent.

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The ruling class

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The working class

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An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

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Dominant Ideology

The attitudes and beliefs, values and morals shared by the majority of the people in a given society

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False Class Consciousness

The beliefs that a person holds regarding their social class or economic rank in society, the structure of their class, and their class interests.

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A system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.

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The Self

A set of perceptions of who we are in relation to ourselves, others, and to social systems.

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Looking Glass Self

 A social psychological concept, created by Charles Cooley in 1902, stating that a person's self grows out of society's interpersonal interactions and the perceptions of others.

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Impression Management

A conscious or subconscious process in which people attempt to influence the perceptions of other people about a person, object or event. They do so by regulating and controlling information in social interaction.

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Stigmatized Identities

The stigma disqualifies the stigmatized individual from full social acceptance

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Master Status

 the social position that is the primary identifying characteristic of an individual.

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The theory of how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them.

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Self-Fulfilling prophecies

A prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true

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