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Name the Sociology term
The oridnary and commonplace elements of life, as distinguished from the sacred
Use of a church, primarily Roman Catholicism, in a political effort to eliminate poivery, discrimination, and other forms of injustice from a secular society
A society that depends on mechanization to produce its goods and services
A set of expectations for people who occupy a given social position or status
Any number of people with shared norms, values, and goals who interact with one another on a regular basis
A preindustrial society in which people plant seeds and crops rather than merely subsist on available goods
A social position assigned to a person by society without regard for the person's unique talents or characteristics
A small group characterized by intimate, face-to-face association and cooperation
A close-knit community, often found in rural areas, in which strong personal bonds unite members
A religious group that is the outgrowth of a sect, yet remains isolated from society
A formal, impersonal group in which there is little social intimacy or mutual understanding
The situation that occurs when incompatible expectations arise from two or more social statuses held by the same person
Social cohesion based on shared experiences, knowledge, and skills in which things function more or less the way they always have, with minimal change
Standards of behavior that are deemed proper by society and are taught subtly in school
A formal process of instruction in which some people consciously teach while others adopt the social role of learner
The difficulty that arises when the same social status imposes conflicting demands and expectations
A principle of organizational life according to which every employee within a hierarchy tends to rise to his or her level of incompetence
A practice required or expected of members of a faith
An approach to the study of formal organizations that views workers as being motivated almost entirely by economic rewards
The feeling or perception of being in direct contact with the ultimate reality, such as a divine being, or of being overcome with religious emotion
The tendency of schools to promote the values expected of individuals in each social class and to prepare students for the types of jobs typically held by members of their class
A large, organized religion that is not officially linked to the state or government
Name the Sociology term
A temporary or permanent alliance geared toward a common goal
A preindustrial society in which people rely on whatever foods and fibers are readily available in order to survive
Overzealous conformity to official regulations of a bureaucracy
An abstract model of the essential characteristics of a phenomenon
The process by which a group, organization, or social movement increasingly relies on technical-rational decision making in the pursuit of efficiency
A small, alternative faith community that represents either a new religion or a major innovation in an existing faith
Elements beyond everyday life that inspire respect, awe, and even fear
An approach to the study of formal organizations that emphasizes the role of people, communication, and participation in a bureaucracy and tends to focus on the informal structure
Loss of control over our creative human capacity to produce, separation from the products we make, and the isolation from our fellow producers
The process by which the principles of efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control shape organization and decision making, in the United States and around the world
A series of social relationships that links individuals directly to others, and through them indirectly to still more people
A group or category to which people feel they do not belong
A social position that is within our power to change
The way in which a society is organized into predictable relationships
A statement to which members of a particular religion adhere
Max Weber's term for the disciplined commitment to worldy labor driven by a desire to bring glory to God, shared by followers of Martin Luther and John Calvin
A status that dominates others and therebye determines a person's general position in society
A component of formal organization that uses rules and hierarchical ranking to achieve efficiency
Any group or category to which people feel they belong
The principle that all organizations, even democractic ones, tend to devlop into a bureaucracy ruled by an elite few
The idea that religion has a unique content or substance relating to the sacred that separates it from other forms of knowledge and belief
The shared experiences through which people relate to one another
Name the Sociology term
Any group that individuals use as a standard for evaluating themselves and their own behavior
A technologically sophisticated, pluralistic, interconnected, globalized society
A small, alternative faith community that represents either a new religion or a major innovation in an existing faith
Another name for the classical theory of formal organizations
The process of disengagement from a role that is central to one's self-identity in order to establish a new role and identity
A society whose economic system is engaged primarily in the processing and control of information
Rigid adherence to core religious doctrines, often accompanied by a literal application of scripture or historical beliefs to today's world
The tendency of workers in a bureaucracy to become so specialized that they develop blind spots and fail to notice potential problems
The social positions we occupy relative to others
A person's online representation as a character, whether in the form of a 2-D or 3-D image or simply through text
Religion's diminishing influence in the public sphere, especially in politics and the economy
An organized pattern of beliefs and behavior centered on basic social needs
The most technologically advanced form of preindustrial society. Members are engaged primarily in the production of food, but they increase their crop yeields through technological
An increase in the lowest level of education required to enter a field
The impact that a teacher's expectations about a student's performance may have on the student's actual achievements
The idea that religion unifies believers into a commonunity through shared practices and a common set of beliefs relative to sacred things
A relatively small religious group that has broken away from some other religious organization to renew what it considers the original vision of the faith
The practice of placing students in specific curriculum groups on the basis of their test scores and other criteria
A religious organization that claims to include most or all members of a society and is recognized as the national or official religion
A community, often urban, that is large and impersonal, with little commitment to the group or consensus on values
A collective consciousness that rests on mututal interdepence, characteristic of societies with a complex division of labor
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