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Chapter 5: Groups and Networks
Does Face Book connect people? Is it a group or a formal organization?
*Social Group collection of two or more people, frequently interacting, with sense
of belonging and interdependence.
-Primary Group: sma
CULTURE: the glue that holds us together. Ever thing that helps us live.
It includes language, values, knowledge, traditions, artifacts.
Why? It allows us to survive. Do not have innate fixed action patterns
(instincts). Our behaviors ar
Chapter 12 -FAMILIES (AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS)
(There are many new terms in this chapter. Note: matri refers to mothers side,
patri refers to fathers, and neo or bi refers to independence.)
Family- relationship where people live together for support, f
A lesser organized chapter.
Does poverty matter it does for the people involved. Is there a culture of
poverty, a set of behaviors, norms and practices differ from middle-class?
What causes what? Does poverty create a lesser lifestyle w
SOCIALIZATION Chapter 4
What: Continuous, lifelong process of acquiring self identity, skills, talents, and personal
development through interaction with others. How we reach our potential.
Why: Do not have innate fixed action patterns. (Sociobiology vs.
SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS
Common sense vs. empirical: subjective personal experiences vs. systematic
establishing a theory and structured collection and analysis of data.
Normative vs. empirical: normative is making a decision on beliefs of
CHAPTER 7 Stratification
Social Stratification: a hierarchical arrangement of social groups based on a control over
Resources are anything of value. Our life chances are the extent we have access
to societal resources, e.g., food, shelter, clot
Who diets? How do you feel about your identity, is it more a concern for appearance?
Where did you learn this?
BIOLOGICAL VS. CULTURAL: SEX VS. GENDER
Sex the biological and anatomical differences between females and
RACE and ETHNICY
What is race? A category of people separated on basis of real or alleged physical
characteristics. Examples: eye shape, skin color, hair texture, or similar subjectively
Nineteenth Century classification: