Key Terms to use when studying
Ideology – A person’s or society’s set of beliefs and
values, or overall way of looking at the world.
Culture – The way in which forms of human activity and
interaction are socially transmitted. The way of life of a
particular human community living at a specific time and
in a particular place.
Subculture – Cultures subordinate to the dominant
Counter-culture – Cultures that are actively opposed to
the dominant culture.
Power – The various forms of control some individuals
and groups within society have over other individuals and
Representation – The variety of ways in which
individuals and groups are displayed to audiences within
the media and other cultural texts.
Les banlieues – Satellite towns – housing estates for the
poor away from the middle classes.
Urban deprivation – built up areas that are run down
Social segregation – The upper and middle classes live
separately from the working classes.
Fascist and Fascism – Far right groups, racist- often
blame unemployment on immigration.