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Unformatted text preview: 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 Durkheims 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 Zimbardos experiment ("The Pathologyof Imprisonment) illustrate the importance 6....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Winter '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Winter '08