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Conformity Changing behavior to fit in with a group.
Symbolic Interactionism The way people interact with each other through symbols.
Manifest Function An action that produces an intended result.
Harriet Matineau She compared the oppression of women in society to slavery in the past.
Mechanical Solidarity Consensus of Values, A great dependency on the family and the community enforced conformity to rules of behavior.
Informal Sanction Sanctions distributed by any members of society.
Real Culture Is what is really happening is society, How people really act.
Cultural Universal The culture traits that exist in all cultures around the world. (cooking, child car, wedding ceremonies.)
Sociological Perspective It looks at the behavior of groups not individuals It focuses on the behavior of people at the social level.
Folkways Norms with little moral significance (table manners)
Funtionalism It emphasizes the contributions of each part of society and how they work together for the good of society.
Social Dynamics Examples of great social change
Conflict Theory
Jane Addams She helped poor people in the inner cities of America, she really helped poor children. The full house.
Social Statics The study of social stability and order. How stable is a society?
Verstehen Understanding social behavior by putting yourself in the place of others. To understand someone else's perspective
Ideal Culture The good cultural guidelines that most members within a society claim to accept.
Cultural Particulars Particular ways a culture expresses universal traits. (Southern Cooking, Southern Accents.)
Ethnocentrism Judging others form a view of Cultural Superiority, Most people believe their culture is better than others.
Latent Function An action that produces an intended result.
Social Darwnism
Organic Solidarity Social interdependency with highly specialized roles, weaker family ties.
Formal Sanction
Dysfunction A negative consequence of society (crime, red tape, racism)
Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Our languages controls our perception of the world. The more important an item is to our society the more words will be produced to a label that item.
Karl Marx The creator of social stability and order. How stable is a society?
Mores Norms with great moral significance (Murder)
Culture The knowledge, values, physical object and customs shared by the members of a society.
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