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Chap. 9 & 10

Introduction to Sociology

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global stratification patterns of social inequality in the world as a whole
high-income countries the nations with the highest overall standards of living
middle-income countries nations with a standard of living about average for the world as a whole
low-income countries nations with a low standard of living in which most people are poor
colonialism the process by which some nations enrich themselves through political and economic control of other nations
neocolonialism a new form of global power relationships that involves not direct political control but economic exploitation by multinational corporations
multinational corporation a large business that operates in many countries
modernization theory a model of economic and social development that explains global inequality in terms of technological and cultural differences between nations
dependency theory a model of economic and social development that explains global inequality in terms of the historical exploitation of poor nations by rich ones
gender the personal traits and social positions that members of a society attach to being female or male
gender stratification the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women
matriarchy a form of social organization in which females dominate males
patriarchy a form of social organization in which males dominate females
sexism the belief that one sex is innately superior to the other
gender roles attitudes and activities that a society links to each sex
minority any category of people distinguished by physical or cultural difference that a society sets apart and subordinates
intersection theory analysis of the interplay of race, class, and gender, which often results in multiple dimensions of disadvantage
sexual harassment comments, gestures, or physical contacts of a sexual natire that are deliberate, repeated, and unwelcome
feminism support of social equality for women and men, in oppositin to patriarchy and sexism
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