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The systematic study of human society.
the special point of view of sociology that sees general patterns of society in the lives of particular people.
the study of the larger world and our society's place in it.
Nations with the highest overall standards of living.
Nations with a standard of living about average for the world as a whole.
Nations with a low standard of living in which most people are poor.
A way of understanding based on science.
A statement of how and why specific facts are related.
A framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change.
A point of view that focuses on inequality and conflict between women and men.
Support of social equality for women and men.
Race Conflict Approach
A point of view that focuses on inequality and conflict between people of different racial and ethnic categories.
A broad focus on social structures that shape society as a whole.
a close-up focus on social interaction in specific situations.
A framework for building theory that sees society as the product of the everyday interactions of individuals.
a simplified description applied to every person in some category.
Included as an ordinary element of everyday life.
Set apart as extraordinary, inspiring awe and reverence.
A social institution involving beliefs and practices based on recognizing the sacred.
Formal, ceremonial behavior.
Belief based on conviction rather than on scientific evidence.
A type of religious organization that is well integrated into the larger society.
A church formally allied with the state.
A church, independent of the state that recognizes religious pluralism.
A type of religious organization that stands apart from the larger society.
A family consisting of parents and children as well as other kin; also known as a consanguine family.
A family composed of one or two parents and their children; also known conjugal family.
Marriage that unites two partners.
Marriage that unites a person with two or more spouses.
Marriage that unites one man and two or more women.
Marriage that unites one woman and two or more men.
The system by which members of a society trace kinship over generations.
A system tracing kinship though men.
A system tracing kinship through women.
A system tracing kinship through both men and women.
A norm forbidding sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives.
Marriage between people with the same social characteristics.
Sexual activity outside of one's marriage.
Emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of one family member by another.
The sharing of a household by an unmarried couple.
A basic image of society that guides thinking and research.
A framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability.
Any relatively stable pattern of social behavior.
The consequences of any social pattern for the operation of society as a whole.
The recognized and intended consequences of any social pattern.
The unrecognized and unintended consequences of any social pattern.
An object in the natural world collectively defined as sacred.
The combining of Christian principles with political activism, often Marxist in character.
Extraordinary personal qualities that can infuse people with emotion and turn them into followers.
A religious organization that is largely outside a society's cultural traditions.
The belief that elements of the natural world are conscious life forms that affect humanity.
The importance of religion in a person's life.
The historical decline in the importance of the supernatural and the sacred,
A quasi-religious loyalty linking individuals in a basically secular society.
The conservative religious doctrine that opposes intellectualism and worldly accommodation in favor of restoring traditional, otherworldly religion.
A social institution found in all societies that unites people in cooperative groups that care for one another, including any children.
A social bond based on common ancestry, marriage, or adoption.
Marriage between people of the same social category.
Marriage between people of different social categories.
A residential pattern in which a married couple lives with or near the husband's family.
A residential pattern in which a married couple lives with or near the wife's family.
A residential pattern in which a married couple lives apart from both sets of parents.