The anthropologist Ruth Behar traveled to San Luis Potosi to learn more about the
everyday lives of Mexican women. Instead she ended up conducting one very long, very
intensive interview with a woman named Esperanza, and wrote a book based upon
The birth rate in Italy is much lower than it was in the past, with the average woman now
expected to bear about 1.3 children, far fewer children than are needed to replace two
parents. What might this lead to?
higher emigration rates
What theory of collective behavior would suggest that when crowds come together a
mob mentality takes over and rational thought disappears?
relative deprivation theoryCorrect!
emergent norm theory
The nature writer Barry Lopez spent time with the Inuit of the Arctic and concluded that
hunting societies had different attitudes about the land than industrial ones because the
focus of a hunter in a hunting society was not killing animals bu
The BATNA is
a) the first phase of the negotiation process.
b) a delaying tactic in negotiation.
c) important to assisting you in deciding whether to accept an offer or not.
d) the process of making concessions in negotiation.
All of the following are barriers to effective teams EXCEPT
a) overly helpful team members.
b) challenges of knowing where to begin.
c) poorly managed team conflict.
d) poor performance of team members.
Intrapersonal conflict is
The process by which the use of a new product or service spreads throughout a market
group is referred to as:
A. new product introduction.
B. lead user dispersion.
C. diffusion of innovation.
D. test marketing effectiveness.
E. product development diffusi
What features of modern life do social movements like Critical Mass protest?
the crippling debt load carried by African nations
the way that automobiles make other forms of transportation less feasible
the unethical and inhumane treatment of an
Why dont the poor participate in social movements more often?
The consequences of participation may be too high.
They may not have adequate resources.
They may not have enough time to do so.
They may have to work multiple jobs, leaving little e
Regressive or reactionary social movements are always:
the most common type of social movement.
motivated by prejudice or hate.
working to make sure things stay the same, or even to turn them back to an earlier point
Youre doing a research project on the effects of contemporary media. If your hypothesis
is that watching violence on television causes an increase in violent behavior, then
what are your variables?
violence on television and violent behavior
If a piece of sociological research is representative, it means that:
the researcher has avoided any overt bias.
the research has been conducted systematically with the scientific method.
the smaller group of people studied can tell us somethin
The analysis of documents, such as medical records, photographs, diaries, letters,
newspapers, and song lyrics, uses which of the following types of data?
Children raised without human interaction or with a minimum of human contact are
called _ children.
According to the symbolic interactionist G
How has the Information Revolution changed the nature of work and the economy?
It has increased pressures to urbanize.
It has made it less likely that individuals will be able to work from home.
It has shifted the economy toward the production
Which of the following is NOT a category of contingent work?
temporary help agency workers
contract company workers
Corporations whose decision-making, production, and distrib