Review Outline for Exam Two Fall 2011

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Introduction To Sociology (Virginia Tech) I. Cultural Sociology A. Miner Reading B. Swidler Reading C. Culture as a Tool Kit a. Film, Bowling for Columbine, as a Documentary in American Culture b. Have thought about questions in handout II. Poverty A. Describing Poverty 1. What Is Poverty? a. Operationalization i. Essentialist Vs. Operational Definitions a. Absolute Poverty Vs. Relative Poverty b. Poverty Is A Social Fact i. How The Poverty Rate Is Constructed 2. How Many Are Poor? a. Depends On Operationalization 3. Myths a. “Poor = Black, Latino” b. “Poor = Urban” c. “Poverty is Long Term” d. “The Poor Live off Welfare” B. Explaining Poverty 1. Functionalism 2. Welfare Spending And Poverty (Charles Murray) a. Gans Reading b. What Is A Spurious Correlation? 3. Cultural Explanation Of Poverty a. Lewis Reading a. Criticisms 4. Structural Change a. Feminization Of Poverty b. William Julius Wilson’s explanation of the Feminization of Poverty 5. Economic Explanations
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