Essay on Sociology Mid Term Review

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Duerkheim(sp?) Founding Father of Sociology.
Theory -- a statement of how and Why specific facts are related
Characteristics of total Institutions : A setting in which people are isolated from the rest of society and controlled by an administrative staff.
Socialization The lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture
Deviance : the recognized violation of cultural norms.
Social foundations of Deviance : Varies according to cultural norms, people become deviant as others deFine them that way and the way people define stiuations involve social power.
Medicalization of Deviance. (In other words, How has it been medicalized or de-medicalized?) : The transformation of moral and legal deviance into a medical condition. Demedicalized - Homosexuality.
Culture The ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and the material objecs that together form a people's way of life. Values & beliefs Symbols, Norms, Language,
Ethnocentrisim The practice of judging another culture by the standards of one's own culture.
Secondary Groups - A large and impersonal social group whose members pursue a specific goal or activity.
Primary Groups - A small social group whose members share personal and lasting relationships.
Primary Sex Characteristics: BREATS, Vagina, penis, Testes Secondry Sex Cha.. Bodily development apart from the genitals, that distinguishes biologically mature females and males. Deeper Voice & Wider Hips
Sex : the biological