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Terms from T2 - Culture/Deviance/Socialization/Social Movements

Missing Terms in this section ethnocentrism, socialization, social change, social movement
Norms rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members
Total institution A setting in which people isolated from the rest of society and manipulated by administrative staff
Tradition values and beliefs passed from generation to generation
Symbol anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share a culture
Resocialization radically changing an inmates’s personality by careful controlling the environment.
More Norms that are widely obsevered & have great moral significance.
society people who interact in a defined territory & share a culture.
language a system of symbols that allows people to communicate with one another.
Xenophobia fear of differences
Folkways Norms for routine or casual interaction
Status A social position that a person holds
Sociology The systematic study of human society
Role Behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status
Culture Ways of thinking the ways of acting and the material, objects that together from a people’s way of life
Ascribed Status Social position a person receivers at birth or takes involuntarily later in life
Multiculturalism A perspective recognizing the cultural diversity of the U.S. and promoting respect and equal stranding for all cultural traditions
Achieved Status Social position a person takes on voluntarily that reflects personal ability and effort
Deviance The recognized violation of cultural norms
Subculture Cultural patterns that set apart some segment of a society’s population
Counterculture cultural patterns that strongly oppose those widely accepted within a society
Master status status that has special importance for social identity, often shaping a person’s entire life
Role strain tension among the roles connected to a single status
Role conflict conflict among the roles connected to two or more statuses
Values culturally defined standards that people use to decide what is desirable, good and beautiful. Also serves as a broad guidelines for social living
Cultural relativism the practice of judging a culture by its own standards
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