Chapter 15 Families
Mythical Family in the United States
The Myth of a Stable and Harmonious Family of the Past
The Myth of Separate Worlds
Downward Mobility: The movement of an individual,
social group, or class to a lower status
Chapter 10 Class
Dimensions of Inequality
Wealth: The total value (minus debts) of what is owned.
Income: The sum of money wages and salaries (earnings)
plus income other than earnings.
Chapter 7 Deviance
The Characteristics of Deviance
Deviance: Behaviors or characteristics that violate
important social norms.
Deviance is socially constructed.
Deviance is relative, not absolute.
The majority determines who and wh
1. The Sociological Imagination: involves several related components.
The Sociological Imagination is stimulated by a willingness to view the social world from the
perspective of others.
It involves moving away from thinking in terms of
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In this example we see how a high school student Samantha Jones from New Jersey. Is
defending her right to say the Pledge of Allegiance, including the words one nation under
God. This is a response
Chapter 9 Social Stratification
Caste System: A closed system of social stratification in
which prestige and social relationships are based on
hereditary position at birth.
Social Differential: In the social production system, as
Midterm Key Concepts
Sociology: is the discipline that attempts to understand the social forces - the forces outside us that shape
our lives interests and personality. (page 4)
Social Determination: the assumption that human behavior is explaine
The biological and psychological explanations for deviant
The Individual as the Source of Deviance
Biological Theories: States that some people are genetically
predisposed to criminal behavior.
Psychological Theories: focuses on soci
Chapter 8 Structural Sources of Social Change:
Economic and Demographic
Globalization and the Structural Transformation of the
Globalization: The process of international integration arising
from the interchange of world view
Ritzer, George. The McDonaldization of Society. The Journal of American Culture.
March 1983: 100-107. Print.
In the article The McDonaldization of Society, George Ritzer, the author, analyzes the
similarities of the characteristics between the fast-
1. If you were omnipotent, what specifically would you change in US societys Marriage &
Family social institution?
If I were omnipotent, the first order of business dealing with the US societys Marriage
and Family institution would be lowering
Weeks #5-6 (Notes #4): Social Stratification: Class and Inequality
Sociologists use many different theoretical perspectives to explain the complex phenomenon of
inequality. Two perspectives are particularly prominent in our analysis: structural
SOCIO365: Social Statistics
Fall 2015, Section 001
Instructor: Seth Wright
Email: Seth.Wright[email protected]
This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. You will learn
techniques for summarizin
18: Work for m and i not shown.
19: Work for m and i not shown.
20a: The first step, where your answer is .55 (not 55%) is correct. The second step is .
55*21 (not 0.21), which equals 11.5. 47.9 (not 0.479)+11.5 (not 0.115)=59.4. You are
32) Student Before
t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Equal Variances
Service Learning Paper
1. Student Identifies (and defines) a social problem that their volunteer organization
addresses and the social forces or cause that contribute to it.
A social problem is identified as being a condition that is viewed as
Extra Credit Movie: CRASH
As soon as the movie started, I knew that I had seen it many years ago. I knew who was
lying dead in the field but I had forgotten most of what lead up to his death. I know that this
movie received a lot of praise not only
Essay 3 - Chilean Students Protest
In an April 11, 2013 World News Article by Luis Andres Henao of the Associated Press, the
protest marches of Chilean students demanding reform of the countrys tax system and education
system that began during the
Essay 2 Norway
Reading these articles has introduced me to the Norwegian culture, its values and its egalitarian
social democracy. Residents of Norway are predominantly ethnic Norwegians who believe that
it is their obligation to share