Samantha, who is in high school, was born in California. Her mother is Italian, and they often cook together. Jokingly, her friends call her a "master chef." Which is Samantha's achieved status? a) Californian b) Italian c) Teenager d) Master chef How would a conflict theorist explain the reason social statuses exist? a) Social status provides order and allows components of society to interact. b) Social status provides a society with a means of conveying meaning to others. c) Social status provides a system that allows all members to have equal access to different statuses. d) Social status provides separation that encourages the suppression of lower classes. Many people believe that individuals who work as musicians and travel in a band performing concerts have earned a higher social status than individuals who work in helping professions, such as judges. This is based on the meanings assigned to each type of occupation. Which of the theoretical frameworks best suits this analysis? a) Marxism b) Feminism c) Symbolic Interactionism d) Functionalism According to both Durkheim and Tӧnnies, social solidarity is impossible within industrialized societies. a. True b. False Impression management is equally important, regardless of the nature of the social interaction and the status of the participants. a. True b. False In order for a person to perform a role satisfactorily, he or she must have a commitment or attachment to the role.
a. True b. False Our roles are defined in the context of roles performed by others. a. True b. False The expectations attached to any particular status depend on the person who occupies it at that time. a. True b. False Schools, churches, and corporations are examples of __________ groups. a. primary b. acting c. informal d. secondary Being homeless, having immigrant status, wearing a prison uniform, and having a visible physical disability are all examples of __________. a. social norms b. anomie c. stigmas d. role conflicts At the __________, the social structure of a society has several essential elements: social institutions, groups, statuses, roles, and norms. a. mesolevel b. microlevel c. metalevel d. macrolevel According to _____________, interaction is based on assumptions of shared expectancies. For example, when you are talking with someone, what expectations do you have that you and the person with whom you are speaking will take turns speaking? a. ethnomethodologists b. rational choice theorists c. functionalists d. conflict theorists
__________ theorists do not believe that social institutions work for the common good of everyone in society. They emphasize that social institutions are most likely to meet the needs of those with the greatest amount of power in a society. a. Conflict b. Functionalist c. Symbolic interaction d. Postmodern
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