Midterm SYG study guide - 1 The Danger of the Single Story...

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1. The Danger of the Single Story video clip illustrates that: the media helps us learn the many important stories of our world. many stories take on a new life after we're gone. some stories become more dominant than others. stories should be simplified so people have at least some working knowledge of diverse cultures. 2. When someone looks at you disdainfully as you do something atypical in public, they are exercising: an acceptance of individuality. symbolic retribution. their support for non-conformity. a form of social control. 3. Using proper utensils to eat with while attending a formal, black-tie dinner party demonstrates a: folkway more cultural lag taboo 4. Structural Functionalism best explains: how societies shape individual perceptions. why society changes. why societies come into conflict with each other. why society remains the stable over time. 5. Why haven't sociologists discovered fool-proof laws of human behavior? Because human behavior cannot be studied using scientific method. Because no one ever attempted to discern these laws. Because human behavior is complex and partly spontaneous. Because human behavior is as random as the individual. 6. Julia analyzes a large dataset to find the median household income for her region in her state. She makes empirical non-testable independent material 7. A helpful way to conceptualize "structure" is to think of it as similar to ideas of: freedom the education system
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constraint culpability 8. The ironic beginnings of sociology highlight that: it sought peace while many early scholars were war profiteers. it reacted against but was dependent upon the Enlightenment. it argued for atheism but was full of religious scholars. it advocated democracy while being largely funded by the crown. 9. "All society is a history of class struggle" seems like a statement made by which of these early sociologists? Max Weber Emile Durkheim Georg Simmel Karl Marx 10. While most Americans agree with the idea that having sexual contact with someone other than one's married spouse is wrong, between 25-45% of married people have admitted to having extra marital sexual contact. This distinction represents: The difference between high and pop culture. The difference between values and beliefs. The difference between ideal and real culture. The difference between sub cultures and counter cultures. 11. Mc Donald's restaurants are found in nearly every country in the world. This is an example of: culture lag globalization diffusion xenocentrism 12. A symbolic interactionist may compare social interactions to: theatrical roles behaviors conflicts organs 13. When we create an explanation for how two or more variables are connected, we have created a(n): ____________. theory outcome hypothesis
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variable 14. An _________________ framework is best used to understand ________________ data.
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