Modern Social Problems Terminolgy

miruxiko's version from 2015-08-24 13:37


Question Answer
White Color Crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals
Anomiea state or condition of individuals or society characterized by a breakdown or absence of social norms and values, as in the case of uprooted people
Conversion Therapy treatment that tries to change someone’s sexual orientation
Dehumanizationdepriving of human qualities
Glass Ceiling An unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power or responsibility, as within a corporation
Matriarchal societysocial organizational form in which the mother or oldest female heads the family
Pushout Children"Untamed" children who are so severely neglected and isolated
Narcoterrorismterrorism associated with trade in illicit drugs
Recividisma tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especiallyrelapse into criminal behavior
Patriarchal societya community in which the father or oldest male is the supreme authority, and descent is traced through the male line
Sociological Imaginationthe vivid awareness of the relationship between personal experience and the wider society
Social Construction of Reality sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world
Sex Tourismtravel to engage in sexual activity, particularly with prostitutes
Residual Povertyis a temporary state of poverty that occurs when someone loses a job for a short time
Euthanasia the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals