{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Social ProblemsFinal[1]

Social ProblemsFinal[1] - Chapter 1 The Social Problems...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 1 The Social Problems Process MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Our course has focused on the nature of social problems. a. narrow that it excludes many conditions that may really be problems. b. objective c. skeptical d. easy to understand. e. subjective 2. A social problems that just focused on the facts of social problems is considered: a. subjectivist b. objectivist c. populist d. ironic 3. A subjectivist might suggest that heightism is not a social problem in the United States because a. there is no research to indicate that people are discriminated against on the basis of their height. b. Americans don’t think of discrimination based on height as a problem. c. heightism is not illegal in the United States. d. discrimination based on height doesn’t hurt enough people to cause serious harm to the society. 4. The term social constructionism refers to the way people 5. Claimsmaking can most accurately be described as a process in which people a. claim the right to profit from a troubling situation. b. lie about conditions to make them seem problematic. c. bring a situation that they find troubling to the attention of others. 6. When it comes to claimsmaking about obesity as a social problem, ____________ may act as claimsmakers.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
7. The term troubling conditions is used when describing the situations people make claims about in order to draw our attention to the fact that a. we often notice problems for the first time while they are still small and manageable. b. claimsmaking is about people pointing out things that trouble them rather than about a purely objective assessment of problematic conditions. c. problems often are blown out of proportion once people begin to make claims about them. 8. Joel Best argues that because we know that knowledge is socially constructed, a. it is important to carefully evaluate claims and evidence. b. we can discount knowledge from the hard sciences as less scientific because it fails to focus on the social world. c. there is no way to actually understand reality.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}