SOC Exam 3 review

SOC Exam 3 review - Exam 3 Review Spring 2008 Disclaimer:...

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Exam 3 Review Spring 2008 Disclaimer : This review is not necessarily inclusive of all materials which will be covered on the exam. It is meant only to aid you in preparing for the test, not to explicitly quiz you on all materials included in the readings and lectures. 1. How does the sinking of the Titanic and the government’s handling of the aftermath of the 2004 hurricanes relate to our examination of social stratification? The sinking of the Titanic and the government’s handling of the aftermath f the 2004 hurricanes relate to our examination of social stratification because they showed us what the response is like to people depending on their social class. In the example of the Titanic, the rich people were taken care of first and taken to life rafts. Apparently the ship only had enough life rafts for the upper class people who were paying more to be on the ship anyway, plus the rafts were only accessible from those parts of the ship as well, so it really left no chance to live for the lower or underclass people aboard the ship. 2. Distinguish between differentiation, stratification, and social inequality. How are these concepts related? Differentiation : The process by which a society becomes increasingly specialized over time Stratification: The term sociologists apply to the ranking or grading of individuals and groups into hierarchical layers, represents structured inequality in the allocation of rewards, privileges, and resources. Social Inequality: The unequal distribution of wealth, power, and prestige. The concepts of differentiation, stratification, and social inequality are related because they all deal with the different classes of society. 3.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '08 term at Bradley.

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