SOCIOLOGY- key words (A2)

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Anomie
normlessness- the absence of norms and values
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Collective conscience
shared norms and values
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Social solidarity
people feel part of a bigger picture rather than feeling alone. this is how society controls selfish impulses and creates order and harmony
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Goal attainment
all societies need to set goals and have the means to achieve these goals.
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Adaptation
societies must have the necessities for humans to survive which are achieved by the economy.
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Intergration
people need to feel part of society, achieved by socialisation into shared normas and values.
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Pattern maintenence
people stay committed to shared values and norms from one generation to the next.
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Manifest
intended functions of society/education.
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Latent
unintended functions of society/education.
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Capitalism
an economic system where the small minority of society owns the3 forces of production.
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Bourgeosie
the minority in society which holds all of the wealth (the middle class)
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Prolateriat
the majority in society which funds capitalism but works for and is exploited by the bourgeosie (the working class)
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Infrastructure
how society organised production (eg. capitalism)
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Superstructure
develops from intrastructure which includes all non-econimic activities, ideas and beliefs (eg. family, education, religion)
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Macro
making generalisations about society and things in society.
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Micro
looking at small sca
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shared norms and values

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Collective conscience

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people feel part of a bigger picture rather than feeling alone. this is how society controls selfish impulses and creates order and harmony

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all societies need to set goals and have the means to achieve these goals.

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societies must have the necessities for humans to survive which are achieved by the economy.

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