When you first meet someone you ask what their name is and where they are from
so we can make inferences about them.
Culture: we have stereotypes for everything
o Ruselles Peters best at bringing these out
o Cultural stereotypes are h
Exam Question: Discuss the various features of family as a social Institution: social exchange
theory, family life cycle, marriages and power relationships, weber talks about work ethic
(protestant work ethic, work hard you will reek salvation) and Durkhe
Quantitative & Qualitative sociology:
Quantitative: view sociology, as a science tends to measure and quantify social life.
This is referred to as quantitative sociology. Here, we make use of numbers
Qualitative: view sociology as part
In Afferblack Anthony, Carter, and Grauerholzarticle, Consumption Ritual in the Transition
to Motherhood, the objective of their study is to determine the impact of social
constructionalism (2014). Specifically, to investigate the tendency of perpetuation
Thesis: All humanity originated from Africa.
1. All females share the same mitochondrial DNA as an ancient woman who resided
2. All males share the same Y chromosome as one male who also inhabited Africa.
3. Through th
My show and tell presentation will be based upon chapter four from Bergers text and the
object I will be using is my great-grandfathers General Motors retirement pin that has been
forged into a ring. This was originally a memorial and decorative pin for t
Jacob Berwick Daub
January 17th, 2012
Kurtz Is Searching For Meaning
What is the difference between a hollow man and an everyman, theyre trying
to do the same thing; make a mark on the world. The difference is how they try to make
Contemporary fams midterm 1
1. Hard to choose, what if you dont find the one, the ability of choice can increase the likelihood of
unfaithfulness (playing the field), finding someone can be stressful and emotionally damaging, ,
September 14, 2016
The nature of social life :
Many social theories want specifically to understand the taken- for- granted nature of
social life, why it is often unthinkingly orderly, routine, and generally predictable in
Culture: is a powerful social force that influences events such as whom we marry and whether or
not we go to war.
Culture brings people together, but it may also pull people apart.
If we differ in fundamental beliefs about things like
Although many people associate experiments with scientific research, experiments are the
exception rather than the rule in sociology and the natural sciences.
Experiments are advantageous as they provide a controlled environme
Many of the questions sociologist are interested in dont have a rational basis
o Many social theories theorists seek to understand peoples intentions and bring the
elements of thinking and choosing into their analysis