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cultural theory

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This term has been applied to diverse attempts to conceptualize and understand the dynamics of culture. Historically these have involved arguments about the relationship between culture and nature, ...
intelligentsia

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Intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, especially when regarded as possessing culture and political influence. The word comes (in the early 20th century) from Russian intelligentsiya, ...
Olympic Games

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Have played a growing role in projecting Australia's national identity to the world. Since the nineteenth century, when sporting achievement first became a measure of national prowess, Australians ...
plural societies

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Societies which are divided into different linguistic, ethnic, religious, or racial groups and communities. Arguably, this description could apply to almost any society, with the result that the term ...
Robert Michels

Robert Michels  

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(1876 –1936)A German sociologist known best for his work on what he called the “iron law of oligarchy,” which holds that oligarchical structures eventually dominate any political organization, no ...
semiology

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[French sémiologie]1. The study of signs, more commonly termed semiotics.2. The study of signs by those within the Saussurean (linguistic) tradition (e.g. Barthes and Lévi-Strauss).3. Semiotic ...

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