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Social 30 - Issue 1

terms from Social 30 Issue 1

TermDefinition
assumption the belief that something is right or wrong, without proof belief a principle, philosophy, or code that defines what is important or desirable
collective identity shared characteristics of a group of people
collective norms culturally established rules prescribing appropriate behaviour. For example, a value in Western society is that the dead are respected; it is a norm that one should dress in dark colours for a funeral.
collectivism an approach to social organization that puts the needs of the group as a whole above the needs and rights of individuals within the group
common good the welfare of a society as a whole.
communism a political, social, and economic system in which property is collectively owned and each citizen works for the common good according to his or her abilities and receives according to his or her needs
conservative a belief that society should remain the way it has been traditionally
extremism a person who has fanatical or immoderate views and beliefs
fascism a political and economic system in which the government has complete control over society/ It is a single-party dictatorship that is intensely nationalistic, racist, and militaristic.
Fascist beliefs Private ownership of the means of production is allowed as long as owners support the gov’t. The state promotes patriotism and duty. The state keeps control over citizens’ ideological beliefs The state maintains pageantry and glory of the past.
identity the key characteristics that people use to describe who they are
ideology a theory or idea that explains one’s world and his or her place in it, based on assumptions about the nature of human beings and society Ideology includes an interpretation of the past, an explanation of the present, and a vision for the future.
individualism an approach to social organization that promotes individual rights over group needs and advocates personal independence
liberalism the name given to a number of ideologies committed to the principle of the diginity and worth of every person as the foundation of society
moderate a person or ideology that shuns extremism and rejects violence as a means to achieving political or social goals
nazism ideology of the National Socialist Party (Nazi Party) of Germany whose leader was Adolf Hitler. Nazi ideology promoted racial purity and superiority of the German people.
personal identities a set of characteristics that connect or set people apart from others
progressivism a political movement that calls for social, economic, or political reform especially for the average citizen in regard to some regulation in the economy, better labour laws, and greater social justice
progressive the situation in which people with more disposable income taxation pay a higher percentage of income tax than people with less income
reactionary opposed to progressive social or political change rule of law the principle that real authority comes only from written, publicly-available laws that are adopted and enforced for all people
self-interest placing your own needs or desires before those of others
socialism an ideology with equality and government involvement for the common good as central features. Calls for common ownership of land, factories, and natural resources
societal norms culturally established rules prescribing appropriate behaviour. For example, a value in Western society is that the dead are respected; it is a norm that one should dress in dark colours for a funeral.
value a principle, philosophy, or code that defines what is important or desirable
worldview the way a people or members of a particular cultural group look at the world, originating from years of unique experiences
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