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figuration

(noun) The process of studying an individual’s behavior within the context of their culture and society.

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filial piety

(noun) Reverence and respect given to one’s parents and ancestors.

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fine arts

(noun) Umbrella term for purely aesthetic arts, such as music, painting, and poetry.

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folkway

(noun) Socially approved and traditional norms or standards of everyday behavior.

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force (social force)

1. (noun) Anything with the authority or power to coerce or influence an individual, place or thing (object); 2. (noun) An individual or group processing or exercising authority, influence, or power; 3. (noun) A group of people engaged in an activity.

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forgery

(noun) Criminal falsification through reproduction or modification of an object with fraudulent intent.

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formal organization

(noun) An impersonal organization that is typically large and highly structured, formed to achieve explicit tong-term objectives and designed to maximize efficiency.

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Fourth World

(noun) Umbrella term used to describe various groups from diverse backgrounds, cultures and societies who are stigmatized, voiceless or underrepresented.

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fraud

(noun) An intentional deception devised to take money or property from an individual or group.

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function (social function)

(noun) Any consequence of social structures that positively affect society and impacts structural continuity.

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functionalism (structural functionalism)

(noun) A theory that views society as a complex but orderly and stable system with interconnected structures and functions or social patterns that operate to meet the needs of individuals in a society.

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fundamentalism

(noun) A religious movement that requires a strict and typically literal interpretation of core texts and adherence to traditional beliefs, doctrines, and rituals.