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31 Cards in this Set

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Incest taboo
a norm forbidding sexual relations or mariage between certain relatives
Modernization theory
a model of economic and social development that explains global inequality in terms of technological and cultural differences amoung societies
Laissez faire
the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
Hidden Curriculum
Inequality- Tracking
*spelling bee*
having more than one husband at a time

To address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes
a conservative religious doctrine that opposes intellectualism and worldly accommodation in favor of restoring trditional, otherworldly religion
the historical decline in the importance of the supernatural and the sacred
the study of human population
Contagion theory
1: any disease easily transmitted by contact [syn: contagious disease] 2: an incident is which an infectious disease is transmitted [syn: infection, transmission]
a person who believes in the equality of all people
Power-elite model
an analysis of politics that sees power as concentrated among the rich
a state in which racial and ethnic minorities are distinct but have social parity
Malthusian theory
Population would grow geometricaly 2,4,8,16,32
Demographic Transition theory
Demographic transition theory
the theisis that population patterns reflect a society's lever of technological development
the experience of isolation and misery resulting from powerlessness
marriage between people with the same social characteristics
multi country
the concentration of humanity into cities
Credentialing society
must prove your qualified by educational degrees
Birth rate
the number of live births in a given year for every 1,000 people in a population
dependency theory
a model of economic and social development that explains global inequality in terms of the historical exploitation of poor societiies by rich ones
the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another 3: the property of being diffused or dispersed
that which people define as an ordinary element of everyday life
Social movement
organized activity that encourages or discourages social change
Charismatic authority
possessing an extraordinary ability to attract; "a charismatic leader"; "a magnetic personality"
Of or relating to residence with a wife's kin group or clan
Crude Death Rate
the number of deaths in a given year for 1,000 people in a population
an economic system in which natural resources and the means of produciing goods and services are privatlely
Fertility rate
the incidence of childberaring in a country's population
Social change
the trnsformation of culture and social institutions over time