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Social position acquired through our own efforts or accomplishments or taken on voluntarily.
Social position acquired at birth or taken on involuntarily later in life.
Subgroup of a triad, formed when two members unites against the third member.
Theoretical perspective that views the structure of society as a source of inequality, which always benefits some groups at the expense of other groups.
Language, values, beliefs, rules, behaviors, and artifacts that characterize a society.
Group consisting of two members.
Theoretical perspective that focuses on gender as the most important source of conflict and inequality in social life.
Process through which peoples lives all around the world become economically, politically, environmentally, and culturally interconnected.
Set of people who interact more or less regularly and who are conscious of their identity as a unit.
Those groups we belong to and toward which we feel a sense of loyalty.
Unintended, unrecognized consequences of activities that help some part of the social system.
Way of examining human life that focuses on the broad social forces and structural features of society that exist above the level on individual people.
Intended consequences of activities designed to help some part of the social system.
Way of examining human life that focuses on the immediate, everyday experiences of the individual.
Culturally defined standard or rule of conduct
Large complex networks of positions created for a specific purpose and characterized by a hierarchical division of labor.
Collections of individuals who are together over a relativity long period whose member have direct contact with and feel emotional attachment to one another.
Frustration people feel when the demands of one role that are expected to fulfill clash with the demands of another role.
Situations in which people lack the necessary resources to fulfill the demands of a particular role.
Population of people living in the same geographic area who share a culture and a common identity and whose members fall under the same political authority.