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SOC 150, Week 3

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SOC 150, Week 3 SOC 150

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Date Created: 02/04/16
SOC 150 Week Three (February 2 and 4 ) th Terms and Definitions Chapter 2 Feminist Perspective: Theoretical perspective that focuses on gender as the most important source of conflict and inequality in social life. Latent: Unintended, unrecognized consequences of activities that help some part of the social system. Manifest Function: Intended, obvious consequences of activities designed to help some part of the social system. Chapter 3 Definitions: Self-fulfilling prophecy: Assumption or prediction that in itself causes the expected event to occur, thus seeming to confirm the prophecy’s accuracy. For example: The president candidate was predicted not being able to win ended up not winning because the prediction prevented the votes. Incorrigible Proposition: Unquestioned cultural belief that cannot be proved wrong no matter what happens to dispute it. For example: Group of people who believe that global warming isn’t real. Chapter 4 Norm: Culturally defined standard or rule of conduct Folkway: informal norm that is mildly punished when violated. For example: farting in public More: Highly codified, formal, systematized norm that brings severe punishment when violated. For example: killing or murdering. (More is basically law) Sanction: Social response that punishes or otherwise discourages violations of a social norm Institutionalized norm: Pattern of behavior within existing social institutions that is widely accepted in a society. Nonmaterial culture: Knowledge, beliefs, customs, values, morals, and symbols that are shared by members of a society and that distinguish the society from others. Material culture: Artifacts of a society, which represent adaptions to the social & physical environment. Ethnocentrism: Tendency to judge other cultures using one’s own as a standard. Cultural Relativism: The principle that people’s beliefs and activities should be interpreted in terms of their own culture. Not in the test: Intersexual: Individuals in whom sexual differentiation is either incomplete or ambiguous Sexual Dichotomy: Belief that two biological sex categories, male and female, are permanent, universal, exhaustive, and mutually exclusive. Sick role: Set of norms governing how one is supposed to behave and what one is entitled to when sick Transsexual: People who identify with a different sex and sometimes undergo hormone treatment and surgery to change their sex.


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