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Visual Vocab
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  • 1. Visual Vocabulary
    Social 30-1
    Sarah Ehr
  • 2. Ideology
    Sarah Ehr
    A group of ideas that reflect the beliefs and values of a group or individual
    Example: A common ideology in North American is liberalism because we believe in freedom and democracy
  • 3. Individualism
    A system of beliefs that place importance on the rights of the individual, and self reliance, above the group
    Example: Police need a warrant to search property without just cause, because people have a right to privacy.
  • 4. Collectivism
    A system of beliefs placing importance on the needs of the group over the rights of the individual
    Example: When individuals are put in prison to protect society, even though in Canada people have the right to freedom
  • 5. Liberalism
    A system of beliefs regarding politics that favors individual freedom, progress and reform.
    Example: USA highly values liberty after the revolution from Britain
  • 6. Self Interest
    Taking advantage of opportunities for oneself by oneself
    Example: In Cambodia supposedly those who work hard succeed while those who do not live in poverty
  • 7. Competition
    Two or more groups struggling for a resource
    Example: Two oil companies struggling for an area of land
  • 8. Freedom
    Political – Absence of interference by a sovereign
    Economic – Absence of interference when producing, trading or consuming goods
    Example: In Canada we are able to have access to both types of freedom
  • 9. Rule of Law
    No one person is above the law, all must obey it
    Example: Even Canada’s national leaders can be arrested when they break the law
  • 10. Private Property
    All resources and assets are owned by individuals and the government has no control over it.
    Example: When oil is found, it belongs to the owner of the land
  • 11. Collective Responsibility
    Each person has some responsibility for the good of all within their group, and the actions of all within their group
    Example: When soldiers go overseas, they represent our country so they need to behave well
  • 12. Collective Interest
    Any activity, service etc. that satisfies a concern of the group, improves it in some way, or promotes it
    Example: The legal system satisfies the concerns of everyone in Canada
  • 13. Cooperation
    Orderly sharing of something beneficial for everyone involved
    Example: During WWII the allies cooperated in order to accomplish a goal.
  • 14. Economic Equality
    All members in society have equal opportunity to all resources in the economy
    Example: When oil is found, all citizens get a share of the profits
  • 15. Collective Norms
    The typical behavior expected of a group
    Example: Profiling based on what group you belong to has become common
  • 16. Public Property
    Resources and assets are owned and managed by the government so “all may benefit”
    Example: In Communism, the government owns everything and redistributes it among the people evenly
  • 17. Belief
    An idea about any part of life that one accepts and embraces
    Example: The belief in religion is a common one throughout the world
  • 18. Value
    A belief that one has deep emotional attachment to and it influences their behavior
    Example: I value my friends and family, and so I behave in ways where I can keep or protect them
  • 19. Individual Identity
    The set of characteristics that an individual exhibits which defines who they are
    Example: I have characteristics, such as always doing whatever favors are asked of me, that I am known for and make me who I am.
  • 20. Collective Identity
    The set of characteristics that are exhibited by a group that set them apart from others
    Example: Languages and how groups communicate set them apart from others, and become things they are known for. Such as Canadians and “Eh?”