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Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Vocab 2
Professor:Staff
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2007
Keywords:
  • Primary Deviance
  • Cultural Pluralism
  • Social Situation
  • Dominant Group
  • Sociocultural Factors
  • Amalgamation
  • Social Differentiation
  • Secondary Deviance
  • Sociocultural
  • Life Chances
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Deviance - Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society. Social Control - enforcement of conformity by society upon its members, either by law or by social pressure. Anomie - a state or condition of individuals or society characterized by a breakdown or absence of social norms and values, as in the case of uprooted people. Crime - an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. Primary & Secondary Deviance - Primary deviance represents actions that are against norms of a society or a group but are relatively mild in which committed primary deviance would not impact one's self concept. Secondary deviance is an act of defying norm in response to people's reaction to light deviant behaviors, that is, primary deviance. Social Differentiation - the distinction made between social groups and persons on the basis of biological, physiological, and sociocultural factors, as sex, age, ra...

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