Chapter 11: Race and Ethnicity
Amalgamation: the process by which a minority group and a majority group combine to form a
Assimilation: the process by which a minority individual or group takes on the characteristics of
the dominant culture
Global Awareness Paper:
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
(Democratic Republic of Congo vs. Iceland)
March 20, 2017
By definition, gender refers to social or cultural distinctions of behaviors that
EXAM 1 SOCIOLOGY
Sociology: the study of people/society and how it affects us
Sociological imagination: how a persons behavior, experience, and wider culture shapes their
choices, perceptions, and who they are
Micro-level sociology: study of small groups
What is Stress?
A normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in
. memory problems
. inability to concentrate
. poor judgement
. seeing only the negative
Chapter 5 vocab for socio
1. Social structure: patterned recurring social relationships
2. Status: the position that a person occupies within a social structure
Chapter five is titled social structure and society
In chapter 3 we learned about culture and
Explain Webers understanding of power and authority. How does charismatic authority
differ from traditional and legal-rational authority ?
Max Weber addresses the phenomenon of power and authority in his distinguished seminal work
Economy and Society. He
How has the evolution of anthropology affected the spirit and focus of political
anthropology over time? Elucidate by tracing Ted Lewellens contextualization of
From its beginnings as a scientific discipline in the latter half of t
Comment on the reception of the state in the 20 th century. What role does economy play in the
development of state in the modern society ?
Timothy Mitchell in his work Society, Economy and the State Effect highlights that the state is a
material force an
According to Chomsky, in a neoliberal society, how do the wants of a few manage to trump
the needs of the many?
Profit over People by Naom Chomsky is one his most prominent works which puts forward his
critique of Neoliberalism as an enigmatic yet highly
Discuss how democracy is conceived differently in different societies depending upon
their socio-economic and political context.
Democracy in itself is a dynamic and ambiguous phenomenon which moulds itself according
to the nature of the society it is pla
Elucidate upon the three dimensions of power as discussed by Steven Lukes
Steven Lukes Power: A Radical View focuses on how power must be understood
theoretically and how it should be studied empirically in the social sciences. Lukes principal
How does Bottomore interpret the significance of the ruling classes and the governing
elites in the power structure of various societies ?
In his work The Elites and Society T. B Bottomore examines the role and significance of
elites in relation to classe
Miranda E. Ortiz
Allison G. Sanchez
Pattern of social relationships within groups
interrelated statuses and roles that guide human
Status describes an indivi
Quiz #1 Study Guide
-Sociology is the scientific study of Social Structure.
-Conformity is the behavior matching group expectations.
-The study of society and social interaction describes sociology as a subject.
-Latent Function: an unintended and unrecog
Stereotypes are ideas based on distortion, exaggeration, and oversimplification that are applied
to all members of a social category. Prejudice is widely held preconceptions of a group and its individual
members. Discrimination is unequal t
-Stereotypes are ideas based on distortion, exaggeration, and oversimplification that are applied to all
members of a social category.
-Prejudice is widely held preconceptions of a group and its individual members.
-Discrimination is unequal treatment of
15 March 2016
I am a second generation American. Coming from a Hispanic and American background,
I have a different view from Hispanic cultures (Shepard, 2003, p.59). In most Hispanic culture, it
is a norm (Shepard,