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The study of societies and how they are shaped by people. It also concerns itself with how society affects the behavior of the individuals that are part of them.

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information society

Sociology; General sociology

A society characterised by a high level of information intensity in the everyday life of most citizens, in most organisations and workplaces; by the use of common or compatible ...

civil rights

Sociology; General sociology

Rights that ensure that citizens are protected from harm by other citizens of the state and from the government itself.

class system

Sociology; General sociology

A social ranking based primarily on economic position in which achieved characteristics can influence mobility.

class consciousness

Sociology; General sociology

In Karl Marx's view, a subjective awareness held by members of a class regarding their common vested interests and need for collective political action to bring about social ...


Sociology; General sociology

The belief that God does not exist.


Sociology; General sociology

A stratification system in which members of a society are hierarchically ranked according to money, education, race, etc.

authoritative leadership

Sociology; General sociology

An individual who exercises leadership in a strong and individual fashion.