(noun) The act or process through which a dominant group combine with a subordinate group to form a new group.
(noun) Tracing an individual’s descent either through the father or mother as chosen by the individual.
(noun) In the United States of America, the notion that through determination and hard work, anyone can achieve success.
(noun) The process of separating a whole into its parts for discussion, interpretation, or study.
(noun) An individual from whom you are descended.
(noun) The tendency to place the male or masculine viewpoint and experience at the center of a society or culture.
1. (noun) Authority, government, or rule by men; 2. (noun) Any society or culture that is controlled by men.
(noun) Combining masculine and feminine characteristics in regards to appearance, gender identity or sexual identity.
(noun) Attraction towards males, masculinity, or men.
(noun) The belief that all things (objects) animate and inanimate are endowed with an impersonal, supernatural life force that influences people and events.
(noun) The belief that all things animate and inanimate have an individual soul or are inhabited by a spirit.
1. (noun) Normlessness or social instability caused by the erosion or absence of morals, norms, standards, and values in a society; 2. (noun) A personal state of alienation, anxiety, and purposelessness caused by social instability.
(noun) A research protocol in which neither the researcher or the reader of the findings can identify a respondent based on their responses; the state of being anonymous.
(noun) The study of humankind in all places and times.
(noun) The process of preparing for future roles and statuses by learning and adopting new behaviors, norms, skills, and values.
(noun) The view that subjectivity rather than objectivity is required to understand society.
(noun) Any use of sociological methods and theories to provide solutions to problems or make decisions.
(noun) A characteristic and specialized language used by a group, particularly a subculture.
(noun) A marriage between two or more people planned by another individual or group.
(noun) The doctrine that a highly spiritual state can be achieved by hard work, sobriety, and the renunciation of worldly pleasures.