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Achieved status. The status or position in society that one achieves through his/her own efforts. Acculturation. The voluntary adoption of the norms, values and lifestyle of the dominant culture.

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Glossary for Sociology 100Dr. C. Michael BotterweckA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V WAchieved status. The status or position in society that one achieves through his/her own efforts. Acculturation. The voluntary adoption of the norms, values and lifestyle of the dominant culture. Affirmative action. Governmental policy and programs that grant preference to minorities in order to make-up for past and present discrimination. The purpose of affirmative action is to achieve economic equality. Agnosticism. A belief that does not deny or affirm the existence of a god. Alienation. A Marxian concept describing the process whereby workers are robbed of their creativity and imagination through industrialization. Altruistic suicide. Emile Durkheims term for a person who sacrifices his/her life for the good of the group. Androgyny. A gender role that combines male and female characteristics. Animism. A belief that supernatural being or beings, spirits, or deceased ancestors actively exist in the bodies of present-day people or in creatures or physical objects in the natural environment. Anomic suicide. Emile Durkheims term for suicides that are the result of an absence of norms in society. Anomie. A state of normlessness characterized by the loss of a sense of meaning and detachment from others in the society. Atheism. The belief that God does not exist. Ascribed st

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