1. (adjective) The use of amoral, cunning, deceitful, scheming, or unscrupulousness methods, particularly in one’s career or politics; 2. (adjective) Of or relating to Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) or Machiavellianism.
(noun) Large-scale sociological analysis of long-term social processes such as institutions, structures, systems, and whole societies.
(noun) The art and practice of ritually compelling supernatural beings and forces to act in a certain way.
(noun) A lack of proper nutrition due to a deficiency (or excess) of nutrients due to inadequate digestion and absorption, insufficient food, or a poorly balanced diet.
(noun) A sacred and essential supernatural force that resides in all people, places, and things (objects).
(noun) The anticipated and intended goals of an action or social structure; the reason something is done.
(noun) Homicide without premeditated malice.
1. (noun) A sacred and ritually repeated incantation, meditation, or prayer; 2. (noun) An oft repeated word or phrase.
(noun) An economic system in which most goods and services are voluntarily produced, distributed, and exchanged by the forces of price, supply, and demand.
(noun) An economic system in which goods and services are produced, distributed, and exchanged by the forces of price, supply, and demand.
(noun) An economic system that merges some traits of capitalism into socialism, such as limited private ownership or consulting market demand.
1. (noun) A socially recognized union between two or more people with the notion of permanence; 2. (noun) A legal contract between two or more people that establishes certain rights and obligations.
(noun) A document confirming the legality of a marriage issued by an authority.
(noun) The tendency for a male to a marry a younger, slightly more attractive, and physically smaller female with lower educational attainment and occupational status, and for a female to marry a slightly older and physically larger male with higher educational attainment and occupational status.
(noun) The rules and processes by which an individual enters into marriage with one or more other individuals.
Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883), a German philosopher, political economist, and journalist.
(noun) The economic and political theories expounded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that argue there is a struggle between the working class (proletariat) and the owners of the means of production (bourgeoisie), that struggle is needed for historical change and will lead to capitalism being replaced by communism.
(noun) A large group of people with a common interest, engaging in similar behaviors, not necessarily at the same time or place.
(noun) The culture disseminated by mass media.
(noun) The primary identifying status of an individual that shapes interactions and relationships with others and dominates all other statuses.