Sociology 1020 Chapter Notes - Chapter Test 1: Altruistic Suicide, Sociological Theory, Cultural Relativism

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Altruistic suicide: is suicide committed for the benefit of others, in a setting of high social solidarity (durkheim), results from tightly set norms that people follow. Anomic suicide: occurs because of a person"s moral confusion or lack of direction, occurs in settings of low social solidarity, results from vaguely defined norms. Egoistic suicide: occurs because of weak social ties to others, lack of integration into society. Ethnomethodology view: everyday interactions would not take place without preexisting shared norms. Feminist theory: studies patriarchy and how men have a social and structural advantage over females and not just biological difference. Functionalist theory: human behavior is governed by relatively stable social structures; social structures are based mainly on shared beliefs and values. Social structure: a group of people that interact on a consistent basis. Latent function: invisible and unintended effects of social structures. Manifest function: visible and intended effects of social structures.

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