Imaging Sociology

Term Definition
Society Largest scale human group that shares a common geographic territory and common institutions
Culture System of behaviour, beliefs, knowledge, practices, values and materials
Dominant culture Able to impose it's values, beliefs and behaviours on a given society because of its political and economic power.
Subcultures Differ from dominant culture, but not oppose like the counterculture.
Counterculture A group that rejects certain elements of the dominant culture.
High culture The culture of the elite.
Popular (low) culture The culture of the majority.
Social Inequality The core of sociology.
Inequality The gap between advantaged and the disadvantaged "the differences between people."

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