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Final Soci. Exam

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Nuclear Family
A form of family consisting of married parents and their biological or adopted children. Typically found in Western Society.
Because colonial families were required to educate their own children, the quality and content of education varied greatly. As a result Massachusetts
required a system of formal education for all towns with more than 50 families.
Focus on issues of sexism within the institution of education
Feminist theorist
Which of the following questions might a conflict theorist ask about education?
Why does education serve some people better than others?
Gatekeeping refers to controlling
access to education.
Schools in _______ neighborhoods stress obedience, following directions and punctuality
low-income
Which theoretical perspective asks ," How does education limit equal opportunity?"
conflict theory
Contemporary examples of ______ include the Amish, Quakers, and seventh day Adventists.
sects.
Baptists, Lutherans, and Methodists are example of Protestant
denominations
the spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a large number of people.
Collective behavior
is the ability to build objects and substances one atom or molecule at a time
Nanotechnology
some soceities require that individuals marry from within one's group. This is called
endogamy
"Families perform a variety of functions, such a procreation and socialization." This statement represents which sociological theoretical perspective?
functionalist theory
"Exchange theory helps to explain mate selection and family roles." This statement represents which sociological theoretical perspective?
symbolic interactionist theory
"The difference between couples who stay together and those who do not is the result of the 'magic ratio.'" This statement represents which sociological theoretical perspective?
symbolic interactionist theory
_____ contend that credentialism rewards people for their achievements; _____ maintain that credentials can be gained from on-the-job training
Functionalists; conflict theorists
In examining educational outcomes, ____ are the most likely to focus on process.
symbolic interactionist theory.
According to _____, religion is learned rather than innate.
symbolic interactionist theory
One of the criticisms of _____ is that it tends to gloss over the dysfunctional aspects of religion.
functionalism
one of the criticisms of ______ is that it often ignores the role that religion plays in creating social cohesion and cooperation.
conflict theory
For _____, religion is a community that is unified by its symbols and shares a worldview.
symbolic interactionists