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What is another name for multiculturalism?


The term _____________ refers to prejudice, discrimination, and hostility directed against people because of their age.

A discriminatory health care experiment at Tuskegee University

What phrase best describes Miss River's Lodge?


Prejudice describes


Discrimination describes


What is a group of people with inherited physical characteristics that distinguish it from another group?


An attitude of prejudging, usually in a negative way

Graying of America

Refers to the growing proportion of older people as a percentage of the U.S. population

Institutional discrimination

Negative treatment of a minority group that is built into the fabric of society...also called systemic discrimination

gender stratification

Unequal access to power, property and prestige based on ones sex

Fertility, mortality & migration

The three variables a demographer uses to determine a country's growth rate


A system of government in which decision-making is vested in a small group of people


Burning the living widow w/ the body of her dead husband

Nuclear family

Sociologically, a family that
consists of a husband, wife and children

"It leads to social inequalities"

The primary criticism leveled against Capitalism


Children who return to live at home after college

Patriarchal society

A society where men dominate women; authority is vested in males


Systematic annihilation of a
people based on their presumed race or ethnicity

Fertility rate

The term demographers use to refer to the number of children an average woman bears

A society that practices exogamy

A society that permits
interracial marriage and
marriage outside of your social class

The concentric zone model

A model of urban growth that views the city as a series of somewhat circular zones occurring outward
from its center

2 functions of the public school system

Providing childcare & bringing about social integration

Political instability

Which of the following conditions is a declining standard of living most likely to create in a country?

Honor killing

In Pakistan, Jordan, and Kurdistan, a woman who has brought disgrace to her family is killed by a male relative usually by her brother or husband


In the US, which political party is most associated with the working class?

Nazi Germany and the Gestapo

Which of the following power styles is the best example of totalitarianism?


Which nation has adopted the one couple, one child policy?


Can be defined as whatever behaviors and attitudes the group considers profit for its males and females and can vary fro culture to culture

Local property taxes

How are public schools primarily funded?

Social integration

One of the functions performed by schools is to promise a sense of national identity and stabilize the political system. This function is known as

Grade inflation

Higher grades given for the same work, or general rise in student grades without a corresponding increase of in learning

Credentialized society

When employers use diplomas and degrees to determine who is eligible for jobs, even though the diploma or degree can be irrelevant to the actual work, it becomes a


The Graying of America refers to the growing proportion of older people as a percentage of the U.S. population


The way in which race is determined is a universal, cultural constant


Technology is the driving force behind change


Prejudice is an action; discrimination is an attitude


People who are prejudice against one racial or ethnic group tend to be prejudice against other groups


Providing childcare and bringing about social integration are examples of the functions of public school systems


Individual discrimination, rather than institutional discrimination, is the reason why minority group members are less likely to be given a mortgage


The testosterone bonus refers to men's ability to think quicker and act more decisively than women


Gender stratification refers to the unequal access to power, property and prestige based on ones sex


Sociologically, females are appropriately classified as a minority group


Because age is socially constructed there is little unified agreement worldwide on the image and treatment of the elderly


Western culture is now in crisis and is no longer the apex of civilization


Historically, television advertisements and other forms of media have portrayed elderly people with negative images


Romantic love and its importance are a cultural universal and are the same everywhere


Rational legal authority is vested in the elected officials of the government rather than traditional or written rules


Nazi Germany serves as the primary example of Totalitarian regime


A society that permits interracial marriage is practicing exogamy


Functionalists note that the incest taboo serves to avoid role confusion in families


The inclination to wage war is a universal characteristic common to all human societies

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