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VERTICAL MOBILITY

Upward or downward change in a person's social status.

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VISUAL DOMINANCE BEHAVIOUR

Is the tendency of high-status positions to look more fixedly at lower-status people when speaking than when listening.

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VIVIDNESS

The intensity or emotional interest of a stimulus.

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WARFARE

Organized, armed conflict between groups, each of which is motivated by a common purpose.

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WEALTH

  • All a person's material assets, including income, land, and other types of property.
  • It is the basis of economic and often social status.

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WELTANSCHAUNG

  •  A worldview is a term from the German word Weltanschauung. Welt is the German word for "world", and Anschauung is the German word for "view" or "outlook."
  • Usually it refers to the framework of ideas and beliefs through which an individual interprets the world in order to function.
  • A "cosmology" is a "worldview" on a grand scale, reflecting not only the workings of one's "world" but its relation to the rest of the entire cosmos.

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WESTERNIZATION

The acculturative influence of Western expansion on native cultures.

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WETBACK

Derogatory US term used to describe Mexican illegal immigrants, who allegedly entered the country by swimming the Rio Grande.

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WHITE NIGGER / WIGGER / WHIGGER / WIGGA

 Derogatory term used in 19th-century United States to describe the Irish. Nowadays used mainly to demean any White person as being White Trash or to describe white youth that imitate urban black youth by means of clothing style, mannerisms, and slang speech.

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WORK SPACE

Work station or area in an office or factory where a single individual regularly works.

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WORKING CLASS

  • Also called proletariat.
  • Those who must sell their labor to survive.
  • It is the antithesis of the bourgeoisie in Marx's class analysis.

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WORKING SELF-CONCEPT

 The specific aspects of an individual's identity that are activated by the role the individual is playing at any particular time.

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WORLD SYSTEM

A term coined by the historian Immanuel Wallerstein to designate an economic unit, articulated by trade networks extending far beyond the boundaries of individual political units (nation states), and linking them together in a larger functioning unit.

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WORLD VIEW

  • The beliefs about the limits and workings of the world shared by the members of a society and represented in their myths, lore, ceremonies, social conduct, and general values.
  • Is the English translation of the German word Weltanschaung.