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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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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 202 taught by Professor C.dawson during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '08