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Soc+ Ch 11-13

TermDefinition
life expectancy average age at death of the members of a population
health complete physical, social and mental well-being (WHO)
environmental racism tendency to heap environmental dangers on the disadvantaged and especially disadvantaged racial minorites
public health system government-run programs that ensure access to clean drinking water, basic sewage and sanitation and inoculation services,
health care system a nations's clinics, hospitals, and other facilities for ensuring health and treating illness
infant mortality deaths before age one per 1000 births per year
morbidity acute and chronic illness
profession occupation requiring formal education which regulates it's own training and practice, restricts competition, and exercises considerable control over its clients
sick role non-deliberate suspension of routine responsibilities, wanting to be well, seeking competent help, and cooperating with health care practitioners at all time
holistic medicine medical practice that emphasizes disease prevention. Takes mind, body and environment into account
mass media print, radio, television, and other communication technologies that reach many people
two-step flow of communication Between mass media and audience involving high status opinion leaders with independent judgment influence community
cultural studies focus on cultural meanings transmitted and how audiences filter and interpret mass media messages in context of their interests, experiences and values
media imperialism domination of a mass medium by a single national culture, undermining other national cultures
media convergence blending of the telephone, internet, television and other communications media into new, hybrid forms
technology practical application of scientific principles
normal accident occurs inevitably, but unpredictably because of the unpredictability of modern technologies
risk society where technology distributes environmental dangers among all, though in varying degrees
technological determinism belief technology is the main factor shaping human history
global warming gradual worldwide increase in average surface temperature
collective action people act in unison to bring about or resist social, political or economic change
social movement attempt at political or social change by rioting, petitioning, striking, demonstrating, or establishing pressure groups, unions or political parties
relative deprivation intolerable gap between social rewards expected and recieved
breakdown theory social movements emerge when traditional norms and patterns of social organization are disrupted
solidarity theory social movements emerge when potential members can mobilize resources, take advantage of new political opportunities, and avoid high levels of social control
resource mobilization process by which social movements crystallize because of the increasing organizational, material, and other resources of movement members
political opportunities choices for collective action and social movement growth that occur during election campaigns, when influential allies offer support to insurgents, when ruling political alignments become unstable and when elite groups divide and conflict.
frame alignment process by which individual interests, beliefs, and values become congruent and complementary with activities goals and ideology of a social movement
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