Project #41204 - Sociology Test

Hi have a test this week. from essentials of sociology by henlinson

 

This is the test study guide, from Essentials of Sociology. WIll post project soon. please bid for 40.

 

Thanks!

 

USE LECTURE NOTES ALSO TO PREPARE FOR MIDTERM EXAM!

TEXT Chapter 8       Deviance

Understand its relative nature 
(what is deviant in one context or culture, may not be in another)

Types of deviance and functions of them

Theories applied to deviance—Root theories (Order, Conflict, Feminist, Interactionist), and Branch theories  (Labeling, Differential Association)

Types of crime, differences in policing them, and differential treatment of perpetrators

The prison industrial complex—functions,  causes, inequalities and potential
solutions

 

TEXT Chapter 10     Stratification

Theories—Roots (Order, Conflict, Feminist) and Branches—Davis-Moore Hypothesis,
Wright’s view of class, Culture of poverty thesis

Social class system—how it works, consequences of it for those in differing class strata
in this society, what are components of social class

Kohn’s research—relation of class position and parenting styles and values

Poverty—functions, inequalities, causes and potential solutions, feminization of poverty

U. S. class inequalities and extent of poverty, connection to economic changes

 

TEXT Chapter 12     Race and Ethnicity, Chapter 20 (pp. 606-620)

Theories—apply and critique--Assimilation, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Deficiency, Racial Formation, Institutional Discrimination

Patterns of Race Relations in this country

Common struggles of, and differences between U.S. racial and ethnic groups currently and historically

Social construction of race

Differences between  prejudice and discrimination

 

 

TEXT Chapter 11 Gender  (and text p 480)

Theories—apply and critique--Gender Role theory, Human Capital theory, Gender Hierarchy, Feminist theories—Liberal, Radical, Socialist, and Global/Multicultural

Difference between sex and gender

Social construction of gender

Gender inequalities in the U.S., and gender-based crimes

Glass ceiling and glass escalator concepts

Same gender marriage—arguments and theories

 

READER Chapter 3 “Behind the Counter”

 

 

Why are teens, elderly and disabled hired so frequently?

Why so many robberies by current and former employees?

What is “stroking” and how is it used?

Why no unions in fast food restaurant chains?

 

READER Chapter 6 “On the Range”

Consolidation of cattle ranching and meat processing industries—consequences for small ranchers and independent 
packers

Relation of fast food industry to growth of meat packing industry

Tactics used by large meat packers in dealing with small ranchers

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