1. Discuss how symbolic interactionists define the concept of society. What
role do symbols and language play in the development society?
Symbolic interactionism is the study of how people negotiate the meaning of social life during
their interactions wit
Critical Analysis 2
By using the knowledge, I gained from reading chapter 2 in the book, I was able to apply
what I learned to the reading of the vignette. The project that is displayed in the vignette in my
opinion best exe
After reading the vignette and reading the chapters in the book I was able to realize that
the level of analysis that was reflected in the vignette was that of microsociology.
Microsociology is the study of
Think about the concept of poverty. How would a macro-level
sociologist study this concept differently than a micro-level
A macro-level sociologist would focus on the analysis of largescale social processes and a micro-level sociologist would
Shopping for Theoretical Perspectives at Wal-Mart
From the Real World, 3rd Ed.
1. Functionalist Questions
a. What are the functions of Wal-Mart for society? (Name at least 3 functions)
i. Provides lower prices for foods (Puts other places out of business