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ethnicity

(noun) A category of people who share a cultural background such as language, location, and religion.

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ethnocentrism

(noun) The tendency to view your own society or culture as superior and the standard by which other societies and cultures are judged.

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ethnography

(noun) A qualitative research method in which a researcher observes a social setting to provide descriptions of a group, society, or organization.

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ethnomethodology

(noun) The study of how people make sense of and navigate their everyday world through orderly norms and rituals.

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euthanasia

(noun) The intentional and typically painless killing of an individual or animal to end suffering.

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exogamy

(noun) The practice of marrying outside a specific group such as a clan or tribe, as determined by choice, custom, or law.

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expectation

(noun) A preconceived idea about how an individual or group should behave.

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experiment

(noun) A procedure typically used to confirm the validity of a hypothesis by comparing the outcomes of one or more experimental groups to a control group on a given measure.

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explicit rules

(noun) In a bureaucracy, rules that are defined, recorded, and standardized.

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expressive crowd

(noun) A group of people who gather to express emotions or feel excitement through participation.

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expressive leader

(noun) A leader focused on the act and process of completing a task and the emotional well-being of group members.

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expressive role

(noun) A passive nurturer, providing emotional support in the private sphere, being responsible for the well-being of family members, and the socialization of children.

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expulsion

(noun) When a dominant group forces a subordinate group to leave an area.

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extended family

(noun) A nuclear family (a couple and their children) and close relatives living in the same household or in proximity to each other, often spanning several generations.

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extralegal dispute

(noun) An incident that occurs outside the process of law that leads to repeated violence.

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exurb

(noun) An area beyond the suburbs where wealthy and affluent individuals live.