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Chapter 1 - Social Darwinism – refers to people and...

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Chapter 1 Key Terms Sociology – scientific study of these social interactions and of social organizations Social Imagination – the ability to see our private experiences, personal difficulties, and achievements as, in part, a reflection of these structural arrangements of society and the times in which we live. Microsociology – entails the detailed study of what people say, do and think moment by moment as they go about their daily lives. Macrosociology – focuses upon large-scale and long-term social processes of organizations, institutions, and broad social patterns, including the stat, social class, the family, the economy, culture and society. Social Statics – order, stability, and social organization that allows societies and groups to hold together and endure. Social dynamics – processes of social life that pattern institutional development and have to do with social change.
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Unformatted text preview: Social Darwinism – refers to people and social pattern that were “fit” would survive and those who were “unfit” would die out. Class Conflict – Belief that society is divided into those who own the means of producing wealth and those who do not Dialectical Materialism – the notion that development depends on the clash of contradictions and the subsequent creation of new, more advanced structures. Social Facts – aspects of social life that cannot be explained in terms of the biological or mental characteristics of the individual. Verstehen – “understanding or insight” of human subjectivity: the intentions, values, beliefs and attitudes that underlie people’s behavior. Ideal type – a concept constructed by sociologist to portray the principal characteristics of something they want to study....
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