sociology

What is the Marcxist view?
Althuser – the role of sociology is to uncover how the ruling class control the working class
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Ageism
Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against individuals or groups on the grounds of their age.
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Ageing population
A population in which the average age is getting higher, with a greater proportion of the population over retirement age, and a smaller proportion of young people.
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Ascribed Status
Status which is given to an individual at birth and usually can’t be changed. See also achieved status.
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‘Beanpole’ Family
A multi-generation extended family, in a pattern which is long and thin, with few aunts and uncles, reflecting fewer children being born in each generation, but people living longer.
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Bureaucracy
A term derived from the works of Weber. A system of organization in which there is a hierarchy of officials, each with a different level of authority. All officials must stick to the rules, and detailed records are kept of every action.
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Capitalists
The social class of owners of the means of production in industrial societies, whose primary purpose is to make profits. //// The class of owners of the means of production in industrial societies whose primary purpose is to make profits.
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Culture
The languages, beliefs, values and norms, customs, roles, knowledge and skills which combine to make up the way of life of any society.
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Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against individuals or groups on the grounds of their age.

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Ageism

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A population in which the average age is getting higher, with a greater proportion of the population over retirement age, and a smaller proportion of young people.

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Status which is given to an individual at birth and usually can’t be changed. See also achieved status.

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Card 5

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A multi-generation extended family, in a pattern which is long and thin, with few aunts and uncles, reflecting fewer children being born in each generation, but people living longer.

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