ISS Chapter One - Society: a group of people organized...

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11/16/11 1 Society: a group of people organized within a specific territory to carry out the basic function of daily life Culture: the totality of transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought characteristics of a community or population. Anomia: the belief that familiar customs and standards can no longer be relied upon to give meaning to and control everyday life.
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Defining global terms: Developed countries: countries that have reached a level of economic achievement through an increase of production, per capita income and consumption, and utilization of natural and human resources. 11/16/11 2
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In common practice, Japan in Asia, Canada and the United States in northern America, Australia and New Zealand in Oceania, and Europe are considered "developed" regions or areas 11/16/11 3
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Countries in the process of change directed toward economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures. 11/16/11 4
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Underdeveloped Countries: Where basic resources and labor are provided to keep the developed and the developing countries functioning. 11/16/11 5
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The national and international borders are becoming more porous. The impact of the European Union and the stability of European countries The impact of legal and illegal immigration on political, economic and social conditions 11/16/11 6
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The European Union's freedom of movement laws mean Eastern Europe's large population The “ romas” in Italydespised by most of the Italian population. The European large population of Roma (gypsies) is now spreading West. 11/16/11
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