SOCIOLOGY 1SPRING 2008 MIDTERM EXAM STUDY QUESTIONS

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SOCIOLOGY 1 SPRING 2008 MID-TERM EXAM STUDY QUESTIONS This is not a complete list of questions or topics which may be on the exam. 1. In Durkheim’s view, how might excessive individualism and anomie be seen as social causes of suicide? How does this argument relate to the idea of the distinction between personal troubles of milieu and pubic issues of social structure discussed by Mills? 2. Why is a literature review an important step in a research design? 3. What is cultural capital and how does its possession or lack affect the life course of Dalton Conley in Honky ? 4. What is the sociological definition of an “institution?” Why are institutions resistance to change or deviation? (See Kluckholn, Bellah) 5. In Foucault: how does the Panopticon “perfect the exercise of power?” What does it mean to say that power in the Panopticon is “visible and unverifiable?” What is the “Panopticon?” 6. How did Zimbardo’s experiment ("The Pathologyof Imprisonment”) illustrate the importance of status, role and definition of the situation? (Be sure to define each term)
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  • Winter '08
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  • Sociology, personal troubles, Mid-Term Exam Study, Deviance Secondary Deviance, anomie egoistic suicide, interactionism dramaturgical approach

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