Sociology Study Guide #2

Sociology Study Guide #2 - Sociology Study Guide #2 Exam 2:...

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Sociology Study Guide #2 Exam 2: 11/6/2007 Class Outline 10/16 1) What is the social construction of reality? 2) What is the process by which a group decides on a meaning? 3) Do you think this article is a good example of the social construction of reality? Why or why not? 4) Think of one example of the social construction of reality in your own life. What would be an alternate interpretation of that situation? Class Outline 10/18 For Chapter 2: 1) How does the rate of imprisonment in the United States compare to other countries? a. How are racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately impacted by this incarceration rate? 2) According to Elsner, why is studying imprisonment important? 3) How did imprisonment in the U.S. become so high? 4) What are some of the challenges of imprisonment listed in the chapter? 5) Why does Elsner say we are a “prison nation”? For Chapter 11: 1) According to Elsner, we are creating a “permanent criminal class”. How? 2)
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOCY 1001 taught by Professor Walden,gle during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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Sociology Study Guide #2 - Sociology Study Guide #2 Exam 2:...

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