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"The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance; the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy"
Alex Carey, "Taking the Risk Out of Democracy"
"You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the ernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news"
Adlai E. Stevenson
"THe true definition of insanity is to observe the same experieme nt over and over and expect different results"
Albert Einstein
The study of patterned social behavior among categories of peole, is antecedents, and its consequences
sociology
Knowledge acquired through the reciprocal relationship of systematic research, theory development and application. Sociology is a probabilistic science, not a deterministic one.
science
systematic observations to empirically explore, describe or document phenomena
research
a proposed explanation for empirical relationships. Explanatory outline of principles or rules
theory
Using the information gained in sociology to solve problems, improve the social condition, or bring about social change
applied sociology
the study of social and cultural influences on the individual and of individual influence on social behavior and culture; hybrid discipline combing sociology and psychology
social psychology
the organized totality of habits, attitudes and other traits taht are characteristic of an individual
personality
a relatively self-sufficienc unit, consisting of a number of people carring on a common, interdependent life that has continuity through successive generations
society
The rules or guidelines of behavior in a given social system
norms
important norms considered morally significant;violations are considered serious and invite formal sanctions
mores
informal norms such as customs; conformity is expected but violations are not considered immoral or serious
folkways
the category or group of peopole with whom a personidentifies, compares and evaluates oneself in developing behavior, norms and expectations
reference group
patterns of behavior corresponding to a particular status, which is a postion, standing or rank relative to others.
role
the process realted to socialization by which the learned behaviors and attitudes seem to be innate or natural. people have difficulty behaving or thinking differently from internalized behaviors and attitudes
internalization
the position that we cannot judge one culture by standards or another; that cultural traits cannot be understood or evaluated without reference to their fuction in the culture as a whole
cultural relativity
The tendency to sassume that our own culture is superior to others
ethnocentrism
polygamy
having more than one spouse at a time
polygyny
having one or more wife at a time
sororal
having many sisters as wives
polyandry
having more than one husband at a time
fraternal
having many brothers as husbands
bilateral
having or formed of two sides
matrilineal
based on or traces decendents from a female line
patrilocal
Of or relating to residence with a husband's kin group or clan
matrilocal
Of or relating to residence with a wife's kin group or clan
exogamy
The custom of marrying outside the tribe, family, clan, or other social unit.
endogamy
Marriage within a particular group in accordance with custom or law.
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polyandry
Fraternal predominanat
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