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Sociology 319 Final Examination 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, April 21, 2003 Answer each of the three parts of the examination – within each part you have choices. The examination has a total of 100 points. A. Short Answer . Select three of the following topics and briefly explain. (3 x 15 = 45 points). 1. In the text, Abell lists three assumptions of rational choice theory. Briefly explain these. 2. Rational choice theory is usually considered an extreme individually-based approach. Yet Coleman argues that collective action emerges from rational choice. Explain his approach. 3. According to Erik Olin Wright’s version of rational choice Marxism, exploitation can emerge in ways other than extracting surplus labour from workers. Explain. 4. Explain two problematic aspects of the sex-gender distinction. 5. Women may form a sexual class. Explain what this means and comment on the sociological usefulness of such an approach. 6. What do critical theorists mean when they argue that modern, capitalist, democratic societies are totalitarian? 7. Explain or provide examples of how Frankfurt school theorists extended the concept of commodity exchange beyond that of Marxism. 8. What does Habermas mean by distorted communication and comment on its sociological significance? 9. What is postmodernity?
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