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consumption

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1 The process of using resources to satisfy human wants or needs.2 In water supply, the fraction of the water that is not available for use by humans.
culture

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The way of life of a people, including their attitudes, values, beliefs, arts, sciences, modes of perception, and habits of thought and activity. Cultural features of forms of life are learned but ...
Gaetano Mosca

Gaetano Mosca  

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(1858–1941)Italian sociologist. His The Ruling Class (1896) was one of the first detailed statements of the claim that even in a representative democracy there was a small circulating elite which not ...
Leavisite

Leavisite  

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Literature
Adjective and noun formed from the name of the influential British literary critic F. R. Leavis, typically used as a pejorative reference to an approach to literature and culture associated by ...
mass culture

mass culture  

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1. Cultural products that are both mass-produced and for mass audiences. Examples include mass-media entertainments—films, television programmes, popular books, newspapers, magazines, popular music, ...
media studies

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The academic investigation of the mass media from perspectives such as media sociology, media psychology, media history, media semiotics, and critical discourse analysis. It includes media-specific ...
oligarchy

oligarchy  

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Any form of government in which there is ‘rule by a few’; for example, by members of a self-regulating elite having domination over a larger society. See also Michels; political sociology.
philosophy of education

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The inquiry into the ideas that dominate educational theory and policy. The central questions are what it is worthwhile or necessary to teach, and what are the best ways of doing it. Different views ...
pluralism

pluralism  

[Th]Diversity in interpretation. Because the world cannot be reduced to a series of simple conceptual categories there will always be a range of approaches, understandings, and interpretations. In ...
Vilfredo Pareto

Vilfredo Pareto  

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(1848–1923)An Italian economist and sociologist, subject of an extensive treatment in Talcott Parsons's The Structure of Social Action (1937) as a co-founder of the ‘voluntaristic theory of action’, ...

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