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Society as a system. Each part performs a function to keep society safe.

Functionalism

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Social cohesion. When cohesion is disturbed, society responds by either adapting or reinforcing structure.

Functionalism

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Society is made up of two groups: those who have power and those who don't.

Conflict Theory

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Dialectical relations.

Conflict Theory

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Hierarchy is always present. Structural inequality is always present.

Conflict Theory

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Social change is revolutionary, not evolutionary.

Conflict Theory

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Society not ruled by structure, but is reconstituted each time individuals interact with each other.

Symbolic Interactionism

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Symbolic communication: interactions consider body language, appearance and environment, not just words and actions.

Symbolic Interactionism

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Social Objects

Concepts that gain meaning through ritual. Symbolic Interactionism

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Symbolic Interactionism: Self

Self concept is shaped by interaction with others.

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Extension of Conflict Theory: Power in our society is based on gender.

Feminist Theory

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Aims to expose the abuses and reality of a male-dominated society.

Feminist Theory

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Critique of patriarchy

Feminist Theory

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Consciousness-raising

Feminist Theory

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Intersectionality

Feminist Theory

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Critique of heteronormativity

Queer Theory

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Identities are not fixed. Rejects binaries.

Queer Theory

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Non-dialectical

Queer Theory

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Using negative part of identity as part of your public and personal identity.

Queer Theory

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The 'Other'

Post-Colonial Theory

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Non-european cultures: how they respond and resist Westernization

Post-Colonial Theory

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Cultural Hybridity

Reality of post-colonial people. Can never fully identify with one nationality or culture because they’re othered.

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Identity is formed by external influences.

Macro Approaches

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People absorb traits from their surroundings.

Macro Approaches

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Becoming human is not a biological process, it is a process of socialization.

Macro Approaches

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Innate identity. People create their identity through interactions in society.

Micro Approaches

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Norms and values exist to be interpreted, modified or rejected by the individual.

Micro Approaches

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Status one works for/wants.

Achieved Status

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Unwanted or involuntary social status.

Ascribed Status

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Primary or dominant identity in society.

Master Status