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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Sociology Terms- September 21, 2010 Feral children that is, human children raised by non-human animals) in mythology and fiction are often depicted as having superior strength, intelligence and morals to normal humans, the implication being that because of their upbringing they represent humanity in a pure and uncorrupted state. Urbane Having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities Literati Persons of scholarly or literary attainments; intellectuals Intelligentsia Intellectuals considered as a group or class, esp. as a cultural, social, or political elite. Idiosyncratic A characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual. Socialization a continuing process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behaviour, and social skills appropriate to his or her social position. Inuit A group of aboriginal people Ethnocentrism The belief in the inherent superiority of ones own ethnic group or culture. Proscribed To denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit Tabula rasa A mind not yet affected by experiences, impressions, etc.
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