Section 8 Federal Housing Choice Voucher
A federally funded program that subsidizes rents for eligible participants who rent units in the
Designed to assist very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to rent decent, safe a
The Health Care System consists of:
o Organizations that deliver care and medical services (hospitals, physicians
o Organizations that arrange for financing of care (governments, agencies, states, local
communities, private insura
Definition One: Social Institutions are organizational systems which function to satisfy basic
social needs by providing an ordered framework linking the individual to the larger culture
Definition Two: a social institution i
What makes social movements different from other forms of collective behavior?
o Extra-institutional (outside of institutions) vs. lobbying
o Collective or networked
o Not ritualized
The Family as a Social Institution
Minute Paper: think about your parents. How did they meet? When did they meet? Are they the
same race, class, religion? Or are they different?
o My parents met at church while touring with the choir in Germany when they
The Sociology of Religion
Percentages of Religious Adherents Worldwide
o Christians 31.5%
o Muslims 23.2%
o Unaffiliated 16.3%
o Hindus 15%
o Buddhists 7.1%
o Folk Religionists 5.9%
o Other Religions 0.8%
o Jews 0.2%
Religion in the United States
The Social Determinants of Health: Who is Healthy and Why?
Why do some people have better health?
They make better choices?
Individual lifestyle factors are embedded in ones social context and are influenced by
The Criminal Justice System
3 Motivating Questions
1. Why are so many people incarcerated in the U.S.?
2. Why are so many African Americans incarcerated in the U.S.?
3. What are the consequences of these high levels of incarcerations?
Why are so many peop
Poverty in the United States
1. How is poverty define?
2. Who is living in poverty in the US?
3. What perpetuates cycles of poverty?
Absolute vs. Relative Poverty
Absolute Poverty: the condition in which basic human needs (f
People Like Us Film
Theories of Social Class
o Classes defined by relationship to mode of production
o Two classes: PROLETARIAT and BOURGEOISIE
o Classes are relational and conflictual
Weber (pronounced Vaber)
o Classes defined by va
Race, Power, and Privilege
Prejudice: an irrational feeling of dislike for a person or group of person, usually based on
Discrimination: harmful or negative acts against people deemed inferior
Racism: the belief that members of
Living in a Dichotomous Sex/Gender System
o Male = Masculine
o Female = Feminine
Alternative Gender/Sex Systems
Pre-modern one-sex model
o Dominated Western biological thought about B.C. to 1700s
o Women were men turned inside out
The Norms of a Gym
Five to six times a week I find myself in a place with very little communication and a lot
of understanding; the gym. People go to the gym for a few different reasons: to workout, get rid
of stress, spend
Intro to Sociology
17 February 2016
Yalis Question Reading Notes
Historical inequalities (farming, tools, literacy) have greatly affected the modern
o Literate societies conquered or exterminated other societies
o Reason fo
2 March 2016
Concerted Cultivation vs. Natural Growth
There are many advantages for a potential Furman student raised in a concerted
cultivation environment. One would be the way these children are taught to interact with
18 April 2016
Social Control Daily Assignment
The Panopticon theory states that we control ourselves because we feel as though
we are always being watched, so we avoid deviating to avoid being punished and losing a
12 February 2016
Response to Culture of Poverty Reading
1. According to Wilson, the Culture of Poverty is a culture which originated in endemic
unemployment and chronic social immobility, and helped poor people cope with
18 March 2016
Extracurricular Activities and Standardized Test Scores in College Admission Decisions
Reproduction thesis states that powerful social classes create the education system
in such a way that they are ensuring