Access - how to get in touch with the target population or a sample of the target population.
Achieved status - a status which someone works for and earns.
Affective neutrality - the attitude whereaby someone will not let personal views or interests affect the way they carry out their professional duties.
Ageing population - a population where an increasing population is over 65.
Agency - a tern used by Marxists to refer to the dissatsfaction experienced by workes.
Anti-social behaviour - a New Labour concept to describe behaviour which causes a disturbance to others.
Ascribed status - a status which someone is born into or inherits.
Binary oppposition - seeing the world in terms of two opposing positions, e.g. East versus West.
Chronic illness - illness that continues for a long time.
Chronological - by order of date.
Code switching - the way in which some ethnic groups behave differently with family and with their peer groups; also described as wearing a white mask.
Cohabitation - couples in a relationship living together without being married.
Collective conscience - a collective set of norms, values and morals.
Common culture - sharing of culture in societies, shared norms and values.
Conflict - disagreement; Marxists and feminities are conflict theorists.
Consenus - agreement; functionalists are consensus theorists.
Consumer culture - a culture based on what we buy and consume, often based on spending and material goods.
Cult - a religious group to which individuals are loosley affiliated. The features of a cult correspond closely to word-affirming movements discussed by Wallis.
Cultural capital - refers to the cultural advantages held by the upper and middle classes.
Cultural diversity - a society with culturally - embedded differences.
Culture - a concept with many definitions, commonly thought as a 'way of life'.