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Consensus
- general agreement in society
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Culture
- the way of life in a particular society or social group
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Customs
- traditional forms of behaviour with particular social occasions
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Deviance
- rule-breaking behaviour
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Ethnocentrism
- the belief that one culture is 'normal' and others are inferior
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Ideology
- set of ideas that justify the capitalist system
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Identity
- the way we feel about ourselves and how we think others see us
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Instinct
- a genetic or biological code in animals that determines their behaviour
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Meritocratic
- success based on ability and talent
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Norms
- specific rules of behaviour in social situations
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Primary Socialisation
- socialisation in the early years of life, through parents/carers
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Roles
- positions in society such as mother or teacher. Roles governed by norms
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Sanctions
- actions that encourage/discourage particular behaviour e.g. frowning at a child
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Secondary Socialisation
- socialisation that continues throughout life. Education, Religion and the Mass Media.
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Socialisation
- process by which we learn the cultural norms and values of our society
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Social Integration
- a sense of belonging to society
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Social Solidarity
- a sense of community
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Society
- a social system made up of social institutions such as family, education ect
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Status
- social position, can be ascribed or achieved
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Subculture
- a group within a larger culture that shares aspects of that culture but has own values/customs
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Values
- widely accepted beliefs that something is worthwhile. Values are more general than norms.
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Value consensus
- general agreement in society that something is good/right
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- the way of life in a particular society or social group

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Culture

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- traditional forms of behaviour with particular social occasions

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- rule-breaking behaviour

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- the belief that one culture is 'normal' and others are inferior

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