Chapter 13 and 14
1-Discuss the differences between the pluralistic and the power elite theories
of democratic political processes. Which theory do you feel decribes U.S.
politics in recent years?
Pluralism is a theory that centers on the idea of how powe
1. Explain the difference between race and ethnicity.
Race is associated with biology, whereas ethnicity is associated with culture.
In biology, races are genetically distinct populations within the same species;
1-Compare and contrast Karl Marxs and Max Webers theories of social
stratification. Which theory do you feel is more applicable to modern U.S. society?
Karl Marx based his theory on the idea that society has two classes of people: the
Chapter 7-Conformity, Deviance and Crime
1-What is broken widows theory?What are some of the major criticisms of the theory. Can
you think of recent events that led to public discussions about broken widows policing?
Broken widows theory is a criminologic
1.Discuss how an indivdual becomes a social person according to the three leading theorists
discussed in chapter 4: G H. Mead, Jean Piaget, and Sigmund Freud. Which theory seems correct
to you? Explain why.
According to G H Mead, the self is developed thr
1-What are the differences between sex and gender?
gender refers to behaviors, roles, expectations, and activities in society.
Sex refers to male or female, while gender refe
Chapter 1- What is Sociology? Theoretical Perspectives and Core Concepts
1. What is the Sociological Imagination according to C. Wright Mills?
Mills stated that sociological imagination is the ability to situate personal troubles within
an informed framew
Chapter 2-Research Methods
1- What are the seven steps in the research process?
The first step of the research process is defining the research problem. That means
selecting a topic for research. The second step is reviewing the evidence. Familiarizing
Is there hope for the American dream?
America has always being the land of many opportunities. Individuals come here for all the
amazing things it has to offers, such as: the wide range of jobs, free education, comfortable lifestyle, good
Stratification refers to hierarchy of large social groups based on control over resources.
Sociologists examine social groups that make up the hierarchy in a society to determine
how inequalities persist over time.