(noun) The theory that people select romantic and sexual partners who have similar statuses such as physical attraction and social class.
(noun) The physical objects or “things” that belong to, represent, or were created by a group of people within a particular culture.
(noun) A family or group dynamic where a mother or female exerts the most power and authority.
1. (noun) A society, system, or group in which women dominate men and have the power and authority; 2. (noun) A group or family where the mother or oldest female is the head of the family with descent typically traced through the female line.
(noun) Tracing descent through the mother’s side of the family.
(noun) When a husband and wife live with or near the wife’s family.
Max Weber (1864–1920), a German philosopher, historian, and political economist.
(noun) “[T]he process by which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more sectors of American society as well as the rest of world” (Ritzer 2015:1).
(noun) The instruments and materials used to produce goods and services.
(noun) Any digital, electronic, or printed means of communication.
(noun) The integration of media sources and outlets to facilitate the exchange of ideas cross-culturally.
(noun) The branch of sociology concerned with the social construction, causes, and effects of disease and health.
(noun) The process by which something is defined as “unhealthy” and in need of treatment.
(noun) The normalization process that changes “bad” behavior into “sick” behavior.
(noun) A Protestant church with an unusually large congregation.
(noun) An urban area larger than a metropolis where several cities and towns (including exurbs and suburbs) have merged.
(noun) An individual that belongs to a group.
(noun) A system that fosters and rewards personal effort, ability, and talent through competition to determine social standing.
1. (noun) A systematic way to do something; 2. (noun) A process, technique or tool for collecting or analyzing data.
1. (noun) The study of methods; 2. (noun) A system or theory of how research proceeds, including considerations for ethics, methods, participants, and researchers.