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36 Cards in this Set

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Social Interaction
What people do when they are in one anothers presence.
Social Location
The group memberships that people have because of their location in history and society
Subjective meanings
The meanings that people give their own behavior
Common Sense
Those things that everyone knows are true.
Social facts
Durkheim's Term for groups patterns of behavior
Scientific method
The use of objective, systematic observations to test theories.
Manifest functions
The intended consequences of peoples actions designed to help some part of a social system.
Latent Functions
The unintended consequences of peoples actions that help to keep a social system in equilibrium.
Class Conflict
Karl Marxs term for the struggle between capitalists and workers.
Repating a study in order to test its findings
Recurring characteristics or events
Value Free
The view that a sociologist personal values should not influence social research.
People who share a culture and a territory.
Micro-Level Analysis
An examination of small scale patterns of society
The application of systematic methods to obtain knowledge and the knowledge obtained by those methods.
A German word used by Weber that is perhaps best understood as "To have insight into someone's situation."
Globalization of capitalism
Capitalism (Investing to make profits within a rational system) becoming the globes dominant economic system.
Natural Sciences
The intellectual and academic disiplines designed to comprehend, explain, and predict events in our natural environment.
The application of the scientific approach to the social world.
Functional Analysis
A theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of various parts, each with a function that, when fulfilled, contributes to society's equilibrium; also known as functionalism and structural functionalism.
Karl Marxs term for capitalists, those who own the means to produce wealth.
Total neutrality
The study of society
Conflict theory
A theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups competing for scarce resources
Symbolic interactionism
A theoretical perspective in which society is viewed as composed of symbols that people use to establish meaning, develop their views of the world, and communicate with on another.
The standards by which people define what is desirable or undesirable, good or bad, beautiful or ugly.
A statement that goes beyond the individual case and is applied to a broader group or situation.
Macro-Level analysis
An examination of large scale patterns of society
Karl Marxs Term for the exploited class, the people who work for those who own the means of production.
Social Sciences
The intellectual and academic disciplines designed to understand the social world objectively by means of controlled and repeated observations.
Nonverbal interaction
Communication without words through gestures,s pace, silence, and so on.
Applied Sociology
The use of sociology to solve problems from the micro level of family relationships to the macro level of crime and pollution.
Base (Pure Sociology)
Research with the goal of understanding social life and testing theories.
The extensive interconnections among nations due to the expansion of capitalism
A General statement about how some parts of the world fit together and how they work; an explanation of how two or more facts are related to one another
Sociological Perspective
An approach to understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context.