Flashcards in CLEP - Sociology 5-6 Deck (15)
Tendency for society to become more complex over time
A relatively permanent grouping of people living in the same geographic area who are economically self- sufficient & politically independent & who share a common culture.
Hunting & gathering societies
Societies whose economies are based on hunting animals & gathering vegetation.
Horticultural & pastoral societies
Societies characterized by the domestication of animals & the use of hand tools to cultivate plants.
Societies who use a higher level of technology than horticultural & pastoral societies to support crops & livestock.
Societies that utilize complex machinery & energy sources (rather than humans & other animals) for production.
Societies in which info is created, processed, & stored.
The way in which people's relations in society are arranged to form a network.
A position in society and/or in a group that is automatically conferred on a person at birth (such as race or sex), with no effort made or no choice involved on the individual's part.
A position in society and/or in a group that is assumed largely through one's own doings or efforts.
The status with which a person is most identified; the most important status that a person holds, not only because it affects almost every aspect of the person's life, but also because of its general symbolic value.
All the statuses that an individual occupies.
What a person does by virtue of occupying a particular status or position.
The situation where different & conflicting expectations exist with regard to a particular status.