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I Index

These are brief definitions of sociology terms beginning with I. Click on the term for a more detailed definition.

Ideal Type
The ideal type is an abstract model created by Max Weber that, when...

Ideology
An ideology is a set of cultural beliefs, values, and attitudes that...

Ideographic And Nomothetic
Ideographic and nomothetic methods represent two different approaches to...

Incorporation
Incorporation is a social process through which working-class organizations...

Indexicality
Indexicality is a concept referring to the fact that the meaning of...

Industrial Society
An industrial society is a social system whose mode of production focuses...

Infant Mortality Rate
Infant mortality rate is a measure used by demographers that measures the...

Information Society
An information society is a social system in which the production of...

Institution
An institution is a long-standing set of ideas about how to accomplish...

Interactionist Perspective
The interactionist perspective is one of the major theoretical perspectives...

Interest Group
An interest group is an organization whose purpose is to influence the...

Internalization
Internalization is a process through which we come to identify parts of...

Interpretive Sociology
Interpretive sociology is a theoretical perspective based on the idea...

Intervening Variable
In statistics, an intervening variable is one that occurs between the...

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