consciousness, social


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • social — [sō′shəl] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr < L socialis < socius, companion, akin to sequi, to follow < IE base * sekw , to follow > OE secg, man, warrior] 1. of or having to do with human beings living together as a group in a situation in… …   English World dictionary

  • consciousness — n. conscious state 1) to lose; recover, regain consciousness awareness 2) to raise smb. s consciousness 3) class; political; social consciousness misc. 4) stream of consciousness * * * [ kɒnʃəsnɪs] political recover regain consciousness social… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Social consciousness — is consciousness shared within a society. It can also be defined as social awareness; to be aware of the problems that different societies and communities face on a day to day basis; to be conscious of the difficulties and hardships of society.… …   Wikipedia

  • Consciousness raising — (often abbreviated c.r. or CR) is a form of political activism, pioneered by United States feminists in the late 1960s. It often takes the form of a group of people attempting to focus the attention of a wider group of people on some cause or… …   Wikipedia

  • Social development — is a process which results in the transformation of social structures in a manner which improves the capacity of the society to fulfill its aspirations. Society develops by consciousness and social consciousness develops by organization. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Social constructionism — and social constructivism are sociological and psychological theories of knowledge that consider how social phenomena develop in particular social contexts. Within constructionist thought, a social construction (social construct) is a concept or… …   Wikipedia

  • Social simulation — is the modeling or simulation, normally performed using a computer, of social phenomena (e.g., cooperation, competition, markets, social networks dynamics, etc.). A subset within social simulations are Agent Based Social Simulations (ABSS) which… …   Wikipedia

  • Social relation — can refer to a multitude of social interactions, regulated by social norms, between two or more people, with each having a social position and performing a social role. In sociological hierarchy, social relation is more advanced than behavior,… …   Wikipedia

  • Social anxiety — is a term used to describe an experience of anxiety (emotional discomfort, fear, apprehension or worry) regarding social situations and being evaluated by other people. It occurs early in childhood as a normal part of social functioning. People… …   Wikipedia

  • Social conservatism — is a political or moral ideology that affirms the government s role in encouraging or enforcing traditional values or behaviors in the belief that these are what keep people civilized and decent. However, the accepted meaning of traditional… …   Wikipedia

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