SOCA01H3 Study Guide - Thomas Theorem, Essentialism, Gender Identity

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Social solidarity: refers to (1) the degree to which a group members share beliefs and values and (2) the intensity and frequency of their interaction. Social structures: are relatively stable patterns of social relations. Microstructures: are the patterns of relatively intimate social relations formed during face-to-face interaction. Families, friendship circles, and work associations are all examples of microstructures. Macrostructures: are overarching patterns of social relations that lie outside and above your circle of intimates and acquaintances. These include classes, bureaucracies, and power systems, such as patriarchy. Patriarchy: is the traditional system of economic and political inequality between women and men. Global structures: are patterns of social relations that lie outside and above the national level. They include international organizations, patterns of worldwide travel and communication, and the economic relations between countries. Sociological imagination: is the quality if mind that enables a person to see the connection between personal troubles and social structures.

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