-individual level Ex: getting divorced
-social level. Individual can’t solve. Ex: divorce rate
arrangements among people that have emerged over time w/the purpose of coordinating human interaction &behavior in ways that meet some social need
-variety of possibilities
-open, conscious, aware, agreed-upon
- underlying, unintended, unacknowledged
-anytime there’s change
-opportunities to provide yourself with material goods, live a good life, have positive life experiences
political/social function of poverty
- 1.can be labeled/punished as deviants to uphold norm 2.allow various participation in deviant activities for the not-poor
-broad metal & moral frameworks that social groups use to make sense of the world, to decide what’s right & wrong. Dominant social groups have a
better chance of crystallizing their beliefs & diffusing them in society as ‘common sense’ Ex: gender, race
-people are shaped by power, coercion,
-true no matter what
-individuals are socialized to perform certain
defends existing social relationships
-extraneous factors, possibly affecting the experiment, that are kept constant so as
to minimize their effects on the outcome
-knowledge, language, values, customs, & material objects that are passed from person to person & from
one generation to the next in a society.
-maintained by shared understanding of everyday behavior
-not necessarily based on knowledge,
-explain something by relating it to something else. System of ideas that explains or predicts something by referring to a broader
framework. Structured. Doesn’t matter if you start w/ theory or research.
in order to make sense of the world, helps us learn by teaching
us how to apply knowledge from one situation to another.
-pursued, attained through activities in life
economic function of poverty
-dirty work at
low wages, prolong economic usefulness of goods others don’t want
-number-based, surveys, large pop., close-ended ?
-interpretation, description, smaller groups, open-ended ?
-lifelong process in which people learn the attitudes, values, & behaviors appropriate for members of a particular culture
-understanding who you are/changes through time
-in complete opposition to the dominant culture Ex: amish
-unearned access to resources only available to people as result of social group membership
-ur notion of ur self develops through interactions w/others