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Assimilation
social sciences the process in which one group takes on the cultural and other traits of a larger group. To be absorbed into the larger group. Give up some of there selves.
Capitalism
an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods, characterized by a free competitive market and motivation by profit.
Contingent worker
a temporary employee, often employed for a specific task.
Discrimination
unfair treatment of one person or group, usually because of prejudice about race, ethnic group, age group, religion, or gender.
Melting pot (amalgamation)
Various heritages have influenced one another, blending together to create a unique American culture.
Multicultural Theory (pluralistic
Each group retains some of its customs and each group coexist. Live and let live.
Ideology
A system of assumptions, theories, and beliefs characterizing a particular group or culture.
Eurocentrictiy
The assumption of the supremacy of European Americans and their values and traditions.
Patriarchy
A system of social structure in a culture where the power is male dominated.
Prejudice
Negative attitudes about certain groups of people.
Racism
the belief that people of different races have different qualities and abilities, and that some races are inherently superior or inferior.
Sexism
discrimination against women or men because of their sex.
Classism
discrimination or prejudice based on social or economic class.
Feminism
the movement committed to securing and defending equal rights and opportunities for women equal to those of men.
Ethnicity
Membership in a subgroup within an environment dominated by another culture.
Social Construct
A classisfication based on social values. Order of importance or value.
Theory
an idea of or belief about something arrived at through speculation or conjecture.
Gender Role
The masculine and feminine behaviors.
Socialization
the process involved when young children are becoming aware of society and learning how they are expected to behave.
Protestant work ethic
The idea that hard work and good faith will be rewarded.
Stereotype
an oversimplified standardized image or idea held by one person or group of another.
Institutionalized
Built into the system.
Class
a group of people within a society who share the same social and economic status.
Internalize
to adopt the beliefs, values, and attitudes of others, either consciously or unconsciously.
Socialism
a political theory or system in which the means of production and distribution are controlled by the people and operated according to equity and fairness rather than market principles.
Violence
the use of physical force to injure somebody or damage something.