Sociological Theory

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The shared way of life of a particular society. It involves the traditions, cultures, customs, values, beliefs and language of a society.
Culture
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What is deemed normal and acceptable behaviour in different situations. These are informal rules we follow.
Norms
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Ideas and beliefs held by people about what is desirable and worth striving for.
Values
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This is the process through which we learn from other how to behave within our culture. Without this process we would not behave in ways that are recognised as 'human'.
Socialisation
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A type of socialisation that happens between the ages of 0-5.
Primary socialisation
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What/who influences behaviours, norms and values after the age of 5 e.g teachers, the media, workplace, religion.
Secondary socialisation
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A macro approach which studies the impact of wider society upon us. Believes we are entirely shaped by the structure of society and that we are socialised to behave in a certain way.
Structural theory
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A micro approach which focuses on interactions between single individuals, believes we are individuals who have freedom and choice and that we can create the society we want.
Social action view
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The idea that we have common interests, norms and values in society.
Consensus theories
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Perspectives that there is inequality in society, in money, power and resources.
Conflict theories
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What is deemed normal and acceptable behaviour in different situations. These are informal rules we follow.

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Norms

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Ideas and beliefs held by people about what is desirable and worth striving for.

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This is the process through which we learn from other how to behave within our culture. Without this process we would not behave in ways that are recognised as 'human'.

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A type of socialisation that happens between the ages of 0-5.

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