Sociology of Culture: Marx’s Theory on Base and Superstructure

Sociology of Culture: Base and Superstructure In the journal “Analytical Marxism,” the author contends that the total sum of production relations in a given society is said to constitute economic structure and the foundation. The economic structure is also known as the superstructure while the foundation is the base (Cohen, 1986). In the preface “Critique […]

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Sociology in Understanding a Family

From a sociological imagination, the use of magazine or a book by a family can be explained based on various perspectives. A family can be fond of a book/magazine to identify with its social background. Different magazines/books cover various social contexts. Some cover the social lives of high class people, others middle class and others, […]

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Sociology as a Discipline

Introduction Sociology as a discipline has been defined differently by various researchers. In this respect, Price & Simpson (2007) define sociology as a study that evaluates the relationships, norms and values of human being in the society. According to Somerville (2011), sociology is systematic study that analyzes the various aspects of human groups. Additionally, sociology […]

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Sociology and Religion

In sociology, sociological theories, perspectives and paradigms are theoretical frameworks that are used in explaining particular objects of social study. They help to explain the reason for certain behavior in regards to the object of social study. They also contribute largely towards sociological knowledge. Over the years, these theoretical frameworks are continuously expanding and can, […]

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Sociology and Racism

Sociology as a discipline studies how individuals or groups of people correlate and interact with each other in the society. In a higher perspective, sociology seeks to identify several ways in which persons in a society relate to each other and what hinders normal relationships. In short, sociology compares how a group of people in […]

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Sociology – Real World – Ch 10: Social Institutions

527 committees Organizations that have no official connection to a candidate but that raise and spend funds like a campaign does; named after the section of the tax code that authorizes their existence (page 294) authoritarianism System of government by and for a small number of elites that does not include representation of ordinary citizens […]

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Chapter 5 Sociology

Socialization The lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture Personality The persons fairly consistent patterns of acting, thinking, and feeling Behaviorism The theory which holds that behavior is not instinctive but learned Harry and Margaret Harlow (1962) Used infant rhesus monkeys to show the importance that adults have in […]

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Sociology Chapter 3 (Socialization)

socialization * the lifelong process of social interaction through which individuals acquire a self identity and the physical, mental, and social skills needed for survival in society * process by which people learn the characteristics of their group: knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, norms, actions * the essential link btw the individual and society * process […]

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Sociology Ch. 3: Socialization and Social Interaction

Achieved Status A status that a person gains voluntarily, such as a job title. The result of individual effort. It depends on capabilities and efforts of the individual. You gain from the result of your behavior. Ascribed (aquired born) Status A status that a person is born with and has no control over, such as […]

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Sociology Chapter 3 Vocab

Socialization The lifelong social experiences by which people develop their human potential and learn culture Personality A person’s fairly consistent patterns of acting, thinking, and feeling id Freud’s term for the human being’s basic drives Ego Freud’s term for a person’s conscious efforts to balance innate (natural) pleasures – seeking drives with the demands of […]

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