Glossary

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Bourgeoisie
Karl Marx's term for the capitalist class, comprising the owners of the means of production.
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Capitalism
An economic system in which the means of production are largely in private hands and the main incentive for economic activity is the accumulation of profits.
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Class
A term used by Max Weber to refer to a group of people who have a similar level of wealth and income.
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Equilibrium model
Talcott Parsons's functionalist view of society as tending toward a state of stability or balance.
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Extended family
A family in which relatives-such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles-live in the same home as parents and their children.
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False consciousness
A term used by Karl Marx to describe an attitude held by members of a class that does not accurately reflect its objective position.
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Family
A set of people related by blood, marriage (or some other agreed-upon relationship), or adoption who share the primary responsibility for reproduction and caring for members of society.
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Hidden curriculum
Standards of behavior that are deemed proper by society and are taught subtly in schools.
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Nuclear family
A married couple and their unmarried children living together.
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Patriarchy
A society in which men dominate family decision making.
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Social inequality
A condition in which members of a society have different amounts of wealth, prestige, or power.
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Socialization
The process whereby people learn the attitudes, values, and actions appropriate for individuals as members of a particular culture.
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An economic system in which the means of production are largely in private hands and the main incentive for economic activity is the accumulation of profits.

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Capitalism

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A term used by Max Weber to refer to a group of people who have a similar level of wealth and income.

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Talcott Parsons's functionalist view of society as tending toward a state of stability or balance.

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A family in which relatives-such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles-live in the same home as parents and their children.

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