Key Words for Sociology

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Bourgeoisie
- Marxist term for the ruling class or upper class
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Class conciousness
- awareness of being in a particular social class
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Consumption
- how people spend their money
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Cultural Capital
- knowledge of high culture which can be turned into economic advantages
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Deferred Gratifcation
- sacrificing for the future e.g. saving for going to college
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Economic Capital
- wealth and income
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Elaborated Speech Code
- formal speech, assosiated with the middle class
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Immeadiate Gratifacation
- living for the moment
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Lifestyle
- distinctive set of tastes, attitudes and behaviours
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Middle Class
- referred to as non-manual (or white collar) workers, this is a diverse group of both occupations and people
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Proletariat
- Marxist term for the working class or subject class
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Restricted Speech Code
- informal, collequial speech, assosiated with the w/c
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Social Capital
- ability to network, which brings economic and social advantages
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Social Class
- a group with occupies a particular social and economic position in society
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Underclass
- poorest and most underprivledged section of society, sometimes seen as a result of thier sub-standard culture
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Upper Class
- small, wealthy and powerful group at the top of the class hierarchy
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Working Class
- usually seen as manual workers, but contains a wide range of occupations
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- awareness of being in a particular social class

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Class conciousness

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- how people spend their money

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- knowledge of high culture which can be turned into economic advantages

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- sacrificing for the future e.g. saving for going to college

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