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Sociology Dictionary: M Index

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

Mass Society
Mass society is a social system characterized by mindless uniformity and...

Macrosociology
Macrosociology is the study of social life on the larger scale of...

Marriage
Marriage is a socially supported union involving two or more individuals in...

Marriage Rules
Marriage rules are norms that regulate the choosing of spouses as well as...

Marxist Sociology
Marxist sociology blends Marxism and sociology, focusing on Karl Marx’s...

Master Status
A master status is a social position that tends to be among the most...

Materialism
Materialism has two meanings in sociology. On the one hand it refers to a...

Mathematical Sociology
Mathematical sociology is an approach to understanding social life that...

Matriarchy
A matriarchy is a social system organized around the principle of...

Matrifocality
Matrifocality is a concept referring to households that consist of...

Mean
The mean is a statistical measure of the average score in a distribution...

Measure Of Association
A measure of association is a statistical quantity used to indicate the...

Median
The median is a statistical measure of the average value in a...

Medicalization
Medicalization is a social process through which a human experience or...

Melting Pot
Melting pot is a concept referring to a heterogeneous society becoming...

Meritocracy
A meritocracy is a social system in which peoples success in life depends...

Methodology
Methodology refers to the practices and techniques in research used to...

Microsociology
Microsociology is the part of sociology that focuses on the face-to-face...

Middle Class
The middle class is any class of people in the middle of a societal hierarchy...

Migration
Migration is the physical movement of people within and between social...

Minority
A minority is a social category of people singled out for unequal and...

Misogyny
Misogyny is a cultural attitude of hatred for females simply because...

Mode
The mode is a statistical measure of the average score in a...

Model
A model is an abstract representation that helps us think about...

Mode Of Production
The mode of production is a central concept in Marxism and is...

Modernization Theory
Modernization theory emerged in the 1950s as an explanation of how...

Moral Panic
Moral panic is an extreme social response to the belief that the...

Mores
Mores are a set of norms that define the most fundamental ideas about...

Multivariate Analysis
Multivariate analysis is a statistical technique involving two or...

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