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Reflexivity
The interchange between sociological research and human behavior.
Power
Capabilities of individuals of groups to make decisions based on their own concerns despite resistance.
Ideology
system of interdependent ideas that explain and justify particular political, economic, moral and social conditions and interests, making them seem right or natural
Values
Abstract ideals, socially shared ideas about what is good, desirable or important.
Norms
Social rules and principles that act as guidelines for expected behavior.
Material Goods
Physical objects we make that influence the way we live.
Ethnocentrism
Studying/judging another culture in terms of standards of one’s own culture or values.
Socialization
The process by which one becomes self-aware, knowledgeable and skilled in ways that are consistent with cultural norms, values and beliefs.
Social Roles
Socially defined expectations that a person in a given social position follows.
Social Identity
Characteristics that other people attribute to an individual. Markers that indicate who an individual is.
Self Identity
Process of self-development through which we formulate a unique sense of ourselves and our relationship to the world around us.
Civil Inattention
The process whereby individuals in the same physical setting demonstrate to one another that they are aware of each other’s presence.
Interactional Vandalism
Specifically, when a “subordinate” member of society breaks tacit rules of everyday life that are valued by the more powerful.
Anomie
when there are no clear standards to guide behavior in some area of social life (uncommon in modern/ind societies, mostly exp by poor and minorities).
Colonialism
The maintenance of political, social, economic, and cultural dominance over a people by a foreign power for an extended period of time.