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69. In relation to the study of homelessness in American society, __________ would look at changing relationships in the family and economic conditions which causes homelessness among people who are unable to find jobs and do not have a family support system to fall back on. a. symbolic interactionists b. conflict theorists c. postmodern theorists d. functionalists Answer: d Page: 22 LO: 12 70. In relation to the study of homelessness in American society, __________ would place emphasis on the struggle between social classes, especially how the policies of the wealthy push certain groups into unemployment and homelessness, and would examine welfare program reform. a Page: 22 LO: 12
The Sociological Perspective and Research Process 16 71. In relation to the study of homelessness in American society, __________ would focus on homeless people’s communications (both verbal and non-verbal) and analyze what homeless people do when they are in shelters and on the streets c Page: 23 LO: 12 72. In relation to the sociology of sports in the United States, __________ would begin by pointing out that sports are closely linked to social inequality. For example, some sports (including tennis, swimming, golf, sailing, and skiing) are expensive, so participation is largely limited to the wealthy. Also throughout history, sports have been oriented primarily toward males. c Page: 20 LO: 12 73. In relation to the sociology of sports in the United States, __________ would describe a sporting event as a complex drama of face-to-face activities. Play is guided by the players’ assigned positions and rules of the game. Also, players are spontaneous and unpredictable. a. conflict theorists b. symbolic interactionists c. postmodern theorists d. functionalists Answer: b Page: 21 LO: 12 74. Sociologists obtain their knowledge of human behavior through __________, which is the process of systematically collecting information for the purpose of testing an existing theory or generating a new one. b Page: 24 LO: 3 75. With __________ research, the goal is scientific objectivity, and the focus is on data that can be measured numerically. c Page: 24 LO: 13