(noun) A gender-neutral pronoun used for an individual who does not adhere to the gender binary or used to promote gender-neutral language.
1. (noun) A female (daughter) with the same parent as another individual; female sibling; 2. (noun) A female member of a group such as a sorority or religion.
(noun) Discrimination or prejudice against people who are perceived to be overweight.
(noun) A family in which grandparents raise grandchildren due to the absence of parents.
(noun) A type of horticulture that involves cutting and setting fire to vegetation to clear fields for short-term cultivation.
(adjective) Relating to society.
(noun) A process of learning about, accepting, and adapting to an innovation.
(noun) A behavior by an individual during an interaction to which the individual attaches meaning based on others’ interpretations or responses to the act.
(noun) The social networks or connections that an individual has available to them due group membership.
(noun) A group of people, places, and things that have commonalities.
(noun) Alterations which occur within a society to its culture and institutions over time.
(noun) The idea that race is not biologically defined but socially constructed.
(noun) The theory that all reality and meaning is subjective and created through dynamic interactions with other individuals and groups.
(noun) A way to regulate, enforce, and encourage conformity to norms both formally and informally, particularly by ones’ peers.
(noun) A theory stating that all social phenomena are determined by external factors such as institutions or norms.
(noun) A way of acting, feeling, or thinking external to an individual with the coercive power to control aspects of their life.
(noun) The specialized subfield of gerontology that studies the social aspects of aging.
(noun) A condition in which an individual inhabits two group identities simultaneously.
(noun) A collective action by a group of people with a shared or collective identity based on a set of beliefs and opinions that intend to change or maintain some aspect of the social order.
(noun) A set of relationships that link an individual to other individuals.