1. (noun) A branch of instruction, knowledge, learning, or teaching; 2. (noun) Punishment meant to correct behavior.
(noun) A formerly unknown idea or object.
(noun) The unequal treatment of an individual or group on the basis of their statuses (e.g., age, beliefs, ethnicity, sex) by limiting access to social resources (e.g., education, housing, jobs, legal rights, loans, or political power).
1. (noun) An abnormal disorder of function in a impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning; 2. (noun) A social condition considered by some as abnormal or harmful.
(noun) Theory asserting that an individual will gradually withdraw from society and social relationships as they get older.
(noun) An abnormality in the normal functioning of an individual’s body.
(noun) The act, process, and outcome of dividing up and granting access to resources.
(noun) The art and practice of using supernatural power to foresee the future or answer a question.
(noun) The range of tasks completed by individuals in a group.
(noun) The formal legal or socially sanctioned termination of a marriage.
(noun) The likelihood (probability) that a marriage will end in divorce over a given period of time.
(noun) The number of divorces a year per 1000 people over a given population.
(noun) A family resulting from a divorce and typically headed by an individual.
1. (noun) The beliefs or principles accepted as authoritative and advocated for by an individual or group such as a political party or religion; 2. (noun) A body or system of teachings of an individual or group.
(noun) “[C]reating differences between girls and boys and women and men, differences that are not natural, essential, or biological. Once the differences have been constructed, they are used to reinforce the ‘essentialness’ of gender” (West and Zimmerman 1987:137).
(noun) An alternative term or concept instead of family or household as the basic unit of society.
(noun) The numerous tasks associated with maintaining a household.
(noun) An act of terrorism practiced by an individual or group in their own country.
(noun) Any group that has more power in a society than any subordinate group.
(noun) Formal and informal mores, norms, and rules that apply differently to different people and are often gendered.