(noun) A group of people born around the same time period from a particular population that typically shares certain events and experiences over their life course.
age stratification theory
(noun) Stratification between age cohorts due to an unequal distribution of resources (e.g., wealth, power, and privilege) across the life course.
agent of socialization
(noun) The significant individuals, groups, or institutions that influence our sense of self and the behaviors, norms, and values that help us function in society.
1. A collection of anonymous individuals who are temporarily in the same physical location, with minimum interaction and influence on each other and without a sense of group solidarity; 2. A collection of individuals that share a commonality and are combined to create a category for study.
agrarian society (agricultural society)
(noun) A society whose primary mode of production is large-scale agriculture, which uses plows (ploughs) and draft animals to grow food.
(noun) Ideas and beliefs that members of a group such as a society or culture typically accept as true.
(noun) The large-scale practice of cultivating permanent fields, growing crops, and raising livestock to meet needs such as food and raw materials.
(noun) An act of terrorism intended to damage agriculture.
(noun) A chronic disease caused by compulsive, dependent, and excessive consumption of alcohol, leading to deterioration of mental and physical health, as well as social and vocational functioning.
(noun) The estrangement of individuals from themselves and others; a feeling of normlessness and powerlessness caused by separation and isolation from an individual’s sense of self, society, and work.
allocation of resources
(noun) How ownership rights and asset use are determined.
alternative movement (alternative social movement)
(noun) A social movement focused on the self-improvement of individuals.