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19 Cards in this Set

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own the means of production in industrial society
Conflict Perspective
A view that society is composed of groups with clashing interest who engage in a struggle over control of valuable social resources.
Functionalist Perspective
A view that society is a relatively stable and orderly system composed of interdependent and interrelated parts.
The process by which societies are transformed from agricultural-based economic activity to manufacturing-based economic activities.
Latent Function
The largely unintended and unrecognized consequences of an activity or scoial institution.
A focus on the social institutions and large-scale social processes that shape society as a whole.
Manifest Function
The intended, expected, or overtly recognized consequences of an activity or social institution.
A focus on the dynamics and meanings of face-to-face interactions between people and small groups
People who own only their labor power, which they sell to the bourgeoisie to earn a living.
Social Dysfunction
The undesirable consequences of an institution or activity for the social system
Social Facts
Patterned ways of behaving, thinking, and feeling beyond the individual
Social Structure
The stable, organized patterns of social relationships and social institutions that exist within a particular group or society.
A large social grouping of people who occupy and interact together in the same geographic area; are organized by and subject to a common political authority and dominant cultural expectations; and whose members share a sense of identity, loyalty, and purpose.
The systematics study of human society and social interaction
Sociological Perspective
The ability to see the general in the particular
Symbolic-interaction Perspective
A view of society as the ongoing product of the everyday interactions and shared meanings of people and groups
A set of logically interrelated statements that attempts to explain, describe, and occasionally predict how two or more social phenomena are related.
Theoretical Perspective
A basic overall image or paradigm used to organize a way of understanding society.
The process by which an increasing proportion of a society's population lives in cities instead of rural areas.