Final Take Home Exam
QUESTION 1. You have likely heard the phrase just be yourself, or show people who you really
are. What would Erving Goffman say about this simplistic social commandment? Based on his
theory, how would Goffman respond to the
Second Critical Reading Response
For my second critical reading response I chose to read and reflect on the White Savior
Industrial Complex by Teju Cole. This article is about how the novelist, Cole, first heard about
the KONY 2012 viral campai
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Movement
Gay rights movement is a civil rights movement that advocates equal rights for gay men,
lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals. The different segments of this social
SOCIAL STRAIN THEORY
Robert Mertons social strain theory holds that each society has a dominant set of values and goals
along with acceptable means of achieving them. Not everyone is able to realize these goals. The
gap between approved goals and the mean
Social Inequalities 125 Section 1
Race and gender are social constructions that affect and shape how people see
each other and interact. Through racial and gender projects, we can interpret and help
society understand structural posit
Companies have a huge way in promoting their product, and they do this by
producing ads. Ads are the number one way for a business to get its product out there and to
have it sell. A company that has shown this is Gatorade. Gatorade started i
Bourdieu classifies habitus as the dispositions an individual acquires in response to
structures such as their family, class and the education they receive, and other conditions they
encounter. He defines habit
Symbolic interactions defined and described labeling as _.
a political process
The idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy is that of _.
a catalyst for eliciting future behavior of the
November 10th, 2015
Shamus Rahman Kahn is a professor at St. Pauls school in Massachusetts. He returned to
become a professor at the institution and did a thorough study of the school. He wrote about his
Born in 1902 in Colorado Springs,
Youngest of five children.
He came from religious family that
His father was a congregational minister
and professor at Colorado College.
His mother was a progre
Society Makes us Human
o Social Environment- contact with others
o Feral Children- wild children, left to learn how to behave through means of
o Without language, there can be no culture- no shared way of life- and culture is
the key to
What is Culture
o Culture- the language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even material
objects that are passed from one generation to the next. Also can be defined as the
learned and shared ways of believing and doing.
The Sociological Perspective
o Sociology offers a perspective, a view of the world. The sociological perspective
(or imagination) opens a window onto unfamiliar worlds.
o Allows you to gain a new perception of social life.
o Stresses the social