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18 Cards in this Set

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own the means of production in industrial society
conflict perspective
a view that society is composed of groups with clashing interests who engage in a sruggle over vontrol of valuable social resources
functionalist perspective
view that society is a relatively stable and orderly system composed of interdependent and interrelated parts
process by which societies are transformed from agriculture to manufacturing activity
latent function
the largely unintended and unrecoginzed consequences of an activity of social institution
a focu on the social institutions and large-scale social processes that shape society as a whole
namifest function
intended,expected,or overtly recognized consequences of an activity of social institution
focus on dynamics and meanings of face-to-face interactions between people and small groups
people who own only thier labor power, which they sell to the bourgeoisie to earn a living
social dysfunction
the undesirable consequences of an institution or activity for the social system
social facts
patterned ways of behaving,thinking and feeling beyond the individual
social structure
stable,organized patterns of social relationships and institutions that exist within a particular group
large social grouping who occupy and ineract in the same area, are organized by common government and dominant cultural expectations, members share identity,loyalty and purpose
sociological perspective
ability to see the general in the particular
symbolic-interaction perspective
view of society as the ongoing product of the everyday interactions and shared meanings of people and groups
set of statements that attempts to explain,describe and predict how two or more social phenomena are related
theoretical perspective
basic overall image or paradigm used to organize a way of understanding society
process by which an increasing proportion of population lives in cities instead of rural areas