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

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Material Type:Study Guide 2
Professor:Hughes
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
Keywords:
  • Labeling Theorists
  • Vertical Mobility
  • Social Differentiation
  • Symbolic Racism
  • Sociocultural
  • Power Relationships
  • Functionalist
  • Interactionist
  • Political Institution
  • Traditional Authority
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1 Introduction to Sociology-Second Exam Study Guide Important concepts: Deviance-behavior that a considerable number of people in a society view as reprehensible and beyond the limits of toleration Social control-the methods and strategies that regulate behavior within a society; social control is used to try to make members of society conform to basic norms Anomie Theory-a social condition in which people find it difficult to guide their behavior by norms that they experience as weak, unclear, or conflicting Crime-an act of deviance that is prohibited by law, not all deviant acts are crimes Social differentiation-the process by which a society becomes increasingly specialized over time; it creates a necessary condition for social raking but it does not create the ranking itself Wealth-has to do with what people own at a particular point in time; Income-refers to the amount of new money people receive within a given time interval Power-refers to the ability of individuals and groups to realize their will in h...

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