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iss 215 exam 1
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according to the author, which mode of knowledge tends to negate the existing perceptions of individuals on a variety of issues?
the author suggests that description, explanation, and prescription are three levels of analysis of inequality. social scientists believe that there are economic, political, cultural, and religious reasons for this disparity. what level of knowledge is reflected in this statement?
in our lectures, we discussed karl marx and this theory on evolution of society. according to the author, this evolution was a consequence of?
change in the mode of production
what is neo-marxism?
theoretical framework that revisits marxian theories and updates it for modern complex capitalism
according to the author, at what time in history, there was relatively lot less inequality in the USA?
according to our in-class discussion, which country benefited the most from WWII
according to the author, US market has become two-tier market. which one of those two groups is pointed out by the author?
people who are very rich and at the bottom
according to the author and our in-class discussion, current US economy is predominantly?
in our discussion on social mobility, we used a story of a senior citizen who suddenly become very rich. how?
he won multi-million dollar jack pot in las vegas
in our discussion on social mobility, we discussed a number of reasons of individual mobility. which one of the following is one of them?
birth, education, situational
which school of thought suggests that even dysfunctional people are function?
according to herbert spencer and many other structural functionalists, the individuals who are competent, hardworking, and dedicated are the one who succeed in a society. this illustration was influenced by?
darwin's concept of survival of the fittest
according to functional perspective, what type of change is better?
change through evolution
rise and fall of Egyptian and roman civilization was used in our class to illustrate?
society as a living organism
which one of the following statements refers to herbert spencer?
increase in population leads to complexity and differentiation
based on august comte's law of three stages of society, modern western societies belong to?
which one of the following statements relates to parson's concept of goal attainment?
societies should give dreams and aspirations to their people
durkeim said that society was a living organism, what does it mean?
society has life
a large number of untouchable in india changed their religion and became christians. what did this conversion influence their status in india?
they were still considered inferior in india
which one of the following is the definition of social stratification?
ranking of individuals in terms of their access to and possession of valuable things
compared to many countries, women in the USA enjoy relatively more equality. which one of the following is reason for that
women have access to education, women has access to good jobs, women has access to political powerful positions
in one of my visits to india, is aw a wider who was selling milk in the streets of delhi. what was so unique about it/
this guy won't touch the glass of milk touched by his customers
which one of the following is the one of the criticisms of davis and moose's theory on social inequality?
functional significance is a cultural phenomenon. social stratification leads to status-quo in society, social stratification leads to conflict
during the estate system, who was ranked at the bottom?
which one of the following reasons was given by davis and moore to justify social inequality?
it creates competition, it motivates people to struggle and succeed, it is functional necessity
in our class, we used the example of martin luther king as an example of
which one of the following is one of the characteristics of societies based on mechanical solidarity?
homogenous, similarity of individuals, collective conscience
according to durkeim, which societies tend to have relatively more equality
societies with simple division of labor
in one of my visits to new york city on new years eve i was teenagers drinking and urinating in front of public in time square which term was used by durkeim for such situations?
according to durkeim, what is internal inequality
inequality based on personal characteristics
max weber was a big proponent of bureaucracy. which one of the following was one of the reasons given by hi to support bureaucracy?
gaetano, parte, and cw mills said that all societies are ruled by elites. who were the elites during the estate system
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