Quiz 4 Soc140

  1. Human Rights
    Universal moral rights possessed by all people because they are human.
  2. Modernization
    The far reaching processes by which nations pass from traditional forms of social organization towards those characteristics of post-industrial revolution societies.
  3. Colonialism
    The maintenance of political, social, economic and cultural dominance over a people by a foriegn power for an extended period.
  4. Neocolonialism
    Continuing dependence of former colonies on foreign countries
  5. Multinational Corporation
    A commericial organization that is headquartered in one country but does business throughout the world.
  6. Borderlands
    The area of common culture along the border between Mexico and the United States
  7. Remittances
    The monies that immigrants return to their families of origin.
  8. Model Minority or sometimes called Ideal Minority
    A subordinate group whose members supposedly have succeeded economically, socially and educationally despite past prejudice and discrimination.
  9. Minority Group
    A subordinate group whose members even if they represent a numeric majority have significantly less control or power over their lives than the members of a dominant or majority group have over theirs.
  10. Racial Group
    A group that is set apart from others.... because of physical differneces that have taken on social significance.
  11. Ethnic Group
    A group that is set apart from others... primiarily because of it's national origin or distinctive cultural patterns.
  12. Racism
    The belief that one race is supreme and all others are innately inferior
  13. Discrimination
    The denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or other arbitrary reasons.
  14. Color-blind Racism
    The use of race-neutral principles to perpetuate a racially unequal status quo.
  15. Genocide
    The deliberate, systematic killing of an entrie people or nation
  16. Hate Crime
    A criminal offense committed because of the offenders bias against an individual based on race, gener, religion, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation.
  17. Second Shift
    The double burden - work outside the home followed by child care and houseowrk - that many women face and few men share equitably.
  18. Glass Ceiling
    An invisible barrier that blocks the promotion of a qualified individual in a work environment because of the individuals gender, race, or ethnicity.
  19. Sexual Orientation
    The categories of people to whom we are sexually attracted to.
  20. Intersectionality
    Gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and class must not be studied in isolation because they have intermingled effects on our identity, knowledge and outcomes.
  21. Sexuality
    Denotes our identities and activities as sexual beings.
  22. Feminism
    The belif in social, economic and political equality for women
  23. Multiple Masculinities
    The idea that men learn and play a full range of gender roles.
  24. Gender
    The social and cultural significance that we attach to the biological differences of sex
  25. Sex
    The biological differences between males and females
  26. Assimilation
    The process through which a person forsakes his or her own cultural tradition to become part of a different culture
  27. Amalgamation
    The process through which a majority group and a minority group combine to form a new group
  28. Expulsion
    The systematic removal of a group of people from society
  29. Cultural Imperialism
    The imposition of a foreign viewpoint or civilization on a people.

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Quiz 4 Soc140
Principles of Sociology Chapters 11-13 Concepts