Introduction To Sociology:Key Concepts

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Introduction To Sociology:Key Concepts

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Values Something which people see as important ( Something people believe in)
Norms Behaviour which is considered normal (Manners)
Consumer Culture Culture which is expressed through the choices people make about what they buy (buying particular brands to express status)
Culture The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular person or society (Dress, Language and behaviour)
Behaviour The way people act (Act out norms)
Subcultures A smaller group within society with values which are different to a wider group (Youth Subculture)
Cultural Relativism Seeing someone elses culture from the perspective of your own (Challeneges Sociologists wishing to understand other cultures)
High Culture The activities that are most commonly associated with the most educated people in society (Museums, Opera and Classical Music)
Cultural Diversity Exploring examples of culture from various societies (PNG, The San, The Na)
Cultural Hybridity A new form of culture made from combining two or more forms of culture (Creolisation)
Popular Culture Form of culture that is popular with the masses, often associated with people who are not highly educated (Pop Music)
Global Culture (Glocal) A new form of culture which reflects large scale shared ways of life (through increased communication around the world) (McDonaldisation)
Mass Culture Due to larger scale production, larger numbers of people share the same cultural ideas (Through the media e.g. Western FIlms)
Cultural Capital The idea that people possess the right traits which leads to economic success (Pierre Bourdieu- Leads to greater success in education)
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