Specifies the formal and informal norms for legitimate or unacceptable sexual activity, which individuals are eligible sexual partners, and the boundaries of sexual behavior.
Those who are transexuals, intersexuals, or transvestites.
A formal system of racial segregation.
A process of conforming to the culture of the dominant group and intermarrying with that group.
The idea that the more people get to know members of a minority group personally, the less likely they are to be prejudice against that group.
Any act that treats a person unequally because of their group membership.
Any physically or culturally distinctive group that has the most economic and political power, the greatest privileges and the highest social class.
A set of people who identify with a common national origin or cultural heritage that includes language, geographic routes, food, customs, traditions, and or religion.
The belief that one's own culture, society, or group is inherently superior to others.
The combined and cumulative effects of inequality due to racism or sexism.
The systematic effort to kill all members of a particular ethnic, religious, political, racial, or national group.
Harmful action directed intentionally, on a one- to- one basis by a member of a dominant group against a minor of a minority group.
Unequal treatment and opportunities that members of a minority group experience as a result of the everyday operations of a society's law, rules, policies, practices, and customs.
The unequal treatment and subordinate status of groups within a nation.
A group of people who may be subject to differential and unequal treatment because of their physical, cultural, or other characteristics, such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or skin color.
Marriage or sexual relations between a man and a woman of different races.
Minority groups retain their culture but have equal social standing in a society.
An attitude, positive or negative, toward people because of their group membership.
A group of people who share physical characteristics, such as skin color and facial features, that are passed on through reproduction.
Racial- Ethnic Group
A group of people who have both distinctive physical and cultural characteristics.
A set of beliefs that one's own racial group is naturally superior to other groups.
Individuals or groups whom people blame for their own problems or short comings.
The physical and social separation of dominant and minority groups.
An exaggerated generalization about a category of people.
An economic system in which the ownership of the means of production is in private hands.
An approach that examines the ways in which groups disagree, struggle over power, and compete for scarce resources.
Division of Labor
An interdependence of different tasks and occupations, characteristic of industrialized societies, that produce social unity and facilitate change.
Social patterns that have a negative impact on a group or society.
Information that is based on observations, experiments, or experiences rather than on ideology, religion, or intuition.
Approaches that try to explain the social, economic, and political position of women in a society.
An approach that maintains that society is a complex system of interdependent parts that work together to ensure a societies survival.
Action in which people take each other into account in their own behavior.
Functions that are unintended and unrecognized; they are present but not