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What is Sociology?
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Sociology is best described as
the study of human behavior in society
Which sociologist wrote of the "sociological imagination"?
C. Wright Mills
What does the "sociological imagination" classify our lives as?
What type of science is sociology?
Sociology uses which of the following as part of its scientific approach to interpret social behavior?
What was an outcome of the "Enlightenment"?
use of reason to understand the relationship of the individual and society
Which of the following, according to John Locke, plays an essential role in people joining together in society?
Which two themes came together in the work of Thomas Jefferson?
individual liberty and that society enhanced freedom
Who first coined the term sociology?
Which definition does the text use to describe modernism?
the belief in evolutionary progress, through the application of science
Which of the following is NOT one of the stages that Comte believed each society passes through?
Alexix de Tocqueville wrote about what in America?
Which is a central component of Karl Marx's theoretical framework?
Marx believes that the best economic system is one that has collective ownership of all property. Which system best fits what Marx supports?
Which term in Marx's theory would be applied to the working class?
What central insight was illustrated in Emile Durkheim's study of suicide?
Society is held together by "solidarity"
According to Durkheim, which form of solidarity shares a common culture and sense of morality?
According to Durkheim, which form of solidarity exists when people are interdependent, share less obvious common values, have diverse and conflicting interests, and a more complex division of labor?
Which book is considered to be Max Weber's most famous work?
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Which best describes the concept "social telesis"?
Those who ruled deserved to do so because they had "adapted" best to social conditions
Which is true about the classical canon of sociology according to your text?
it consists entirely of white men
Which best describes symbolic interactionism?
an individual's interactions with his or her environment help a person develop a sense of "self"
Which theorist used a "dramaturgical model"?
Jane believes that social life consists of several distinct integrated levels that enable the world to find stability, order, and meaning. Jane's belief is an example of which theory?
A coherent model of how society works and how individuals are socialized into their roles within it is called?
Which sociologist theorist was a central figure of structural-functionalist analysis?
What according to Robert K. Merton, can the functions of any institution or interaction be?
Either manifest or latent
Which theory suggests that the dynamics of society, both of social order and social resistance, were the result among different groups?
Globalization focuses on which level analysis when examining institutional processes?
Which best describes multiculturalism?
the understanding of many different cultures
What is the process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations known as?
George Ritzer coined what term for the increasing homogeneity around the world?
Which political scientist stated that our world is characterized by both "McWorld" and "Jihad"?
What is the suggestion that postmoderism makes about the world we live in?
The meaning of social life may not be found in conforming to rigid patterns of development but rather in the creative assembling of interactions and interpretations that enable us to negotiate our world
The percentages of nonwhites and non-males within the field of sociology over the last 50 years has seen what change?
Sociology is the study of human behavior in
is the belief in evolutionary progress, through the application of science
coined the term sociology
Tocqueville discussed the United States as the embodiment of
economic system was Karl Marx's central interest
Marx and Engels wrote
The Communist Manifesto
Too ... regulation in society according to Durkheim leads to "anomic" suicide
Durkheim argued that society is held together by
Durkheim's two forms of solidarity are ... and ...
Weber's most famous work is The ... Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
Weber added the concepts of "status" and ... to class
Simmel believed the special task of sociology was to study the ... of social interaction apart from their content.
... is the person's notion of the common values, norms, and expectations of other people in a society
the generalized other
... wrote the book Woman in the Nineteenth Century
... examines how an individual's interactions with his or her environment-- other people, institutions, ideas-- help a person develop a sense of "self"
... functions are overt and obvious
... functions are hidden and unintended
The United States, according to a conflict theorist, is a society based on structural...
Nations that are interconnected through economic, political, cultural and social means bringing together different groups of people all over the world are an example of ...
The understanding of many different cultures is...
Tim's research related to globalization focuses on ... level analysis
George Ritzer terms the increasing homogeneity around the world as...
Benjamin Barber characterized our world as both "McWorld" and ...
... suggests that the meaning of social life may not be found in conforming to rigid patterns of development but rather in the creative assembling of interactions and interpretations that enable us to negotiate our way in the world.
Sociology remains deeply ... enterprise when approaching how to improve the world.
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