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DIVERSITY

  • The concept of diversity means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing individual differences along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
  • Primary dimensions are those that cannot be changed e.g., age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities/qualities, race and sexual orientation.
  • Secondary dimensions are those that can be changed, e.g., educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, parental status, religious beliefs, and work role/experiences.
  • Includes knowing how to relate to those qualities and conditions that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong.

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DIVERSITY INITIATIVE

Sets of policy, definitions, action-plans and steps to map out, support and protect diversity in different dimensions such as age, gender ethnicity etc in any organization, society or area.

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DIVINATION

Obtaining factual knowledge by magical means which have no apparent empirical connection to the information sought.

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DIVISION OF LABOR

The division of tasks in a society between women and men, old and young, ability, knowledge, experience.

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DOMESTIC

 Public dichotomy-Contrast between women's role in the home and men's role in public life, with a corresponding social devaluation of women's work and worth.

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DOMESTICATION

When humans intervene in the breeding patterns of plants or animals.

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DOOR-IN-THE-FACE EFFECT

A technique for eliciting compliance by making a very large initial request, which the recipient is sure to turn down, followed by a smaller request.

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DOWRY

  • A marital exchange in which the wife's family provides substantial gifts of money, goods or property to the husband's family.
  • The opposite direction, property given to the bride by the groom, is called dower.

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ECONOMIZING

The rational allocation of scarce means (or resources) to alternative ends (or uses); often considered the subject matter of economics.

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ECONOMY

A population's system of production, distribution, and consumption of resources.

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EGALITARIAN

A society without formalized differences in the access to power, influence, and wealth.

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EGALITARIANISM

  • Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.
  • One of the seven fundamental value dimensions of Shalom Schwartz measuring how other people are recognized as moral equals.

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EGO

  • Latin for I.
  • In kinship charts, the point from which one views an egocentric genealogy.

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ELABORATION PARADIGM

  • A structured approach to the exploration of causal relationships between variables through the examination of contingency tables.
  • By introducing third variables to bivariate tabulations, arguments about causal direction and spuriousness are tested.
  • The logic of this approach underlies most multivariate statistical analysis.

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EMBEDDEDNESS

One of the seven fundamental value dimensions of Shalom Schwartz describing people as part of a collective.