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A Dictionary of Sociology

John Scott [[missing key: and]] Gordon Marshall

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199533008
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191726842 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199533008.001.0001
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ability

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 73 words.

The power to perform a mental or physical task—either before or after training. Social psychologists usually distinguish ability from aptitude,

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abolitionism

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 123 words.

A term associated with protest on grounds of inhumanity and a call for the abolition of slavery (see, for example,

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absolute deprivation

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 4 words.

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absolute mobility

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 5 words.

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absolute poverty

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 4 words.

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absolutism

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 671 words.

A state-form typical of societies in the process of transition from feudalism to capitalism and in which power is concentrated

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abstracted empiricism

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 156 words.

A term coined by C. Wright Mills in The Sociological Imagination (1959) to refer to the work of those sociologists

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accommodation

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 3 words.

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accounts

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 5 words.

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acculturation

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 3 words.

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