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- culture : the symbolic and learned aspects of human society; not biological, transmitted and shared through social interaction - subculture : symbols and lifestyles of a subgroup in society, deviates from “normal,” (more dominant) culture of a society - social structures : patterns of organization that constrain human behavior; formal (school or gov’t) or informal (peer pressure or trends) - values : shared ideas of what is good/bad, desirable/undesirable, or sacred/profane in a society - norms : rules that prescribe correct behavior; sometimes official (laws), sometimes unofficial but commonly understood - status : a position in social relations; normatively regulated, behave a certain way when a person occupies a particular status - roles : bundles of socially defined attributes and expectations associated with social statuses or positions - institutions : patterned sets of linked social practices, such as education, marriage, or the family, that are informed by broader culture,
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Unformatted text preview: are regularly and continuously repeated, are sanctioned and maintained by social norms, and have a major significance for the social structure- social imagination : ability to understand not only what is happening in ones own immediate experience but also what is happening in the world and to imagine how ones experience fits into the larger world experience- troubles : personal problems, private matters having to do with the self- issues : problems extending beyond the individual and local environment; institutional in nature and often involve crises in institutional arrangement- social problem : a situation that contradicts or violates social norms and values- modernity : a term referring to the set of historical processes that transformed the traditional order; early sociologists set out to understand the social upheaval and disruption caused by these processes...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Coe during the Spring '11 term at Wisconsin.

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