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SOC 100 EXAM 2
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the self becomes the center of analysis
"The creation of human subjects' committees and the ASA (American Sociological Association's ethics protocol may force researchers to think twice before using deceptive techniques on a project"
-Group size can influence human behavior.
-Conflict theory was demonstrated as conflict arose over subjective interpretations of what cheating involved.
-The winning group said each person had a function which helped with group work creating stability and order.
What did the competition to build the tallest structure with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows demonstrate about human behavior?
group size can influence _________________________
-resources vary within different social classes
-schools are unequal
-middle and upper class were more likely to go to school/college
What did Annette Lareau find in her research for her book, Unequal Childhoods?
what you know
who you know
was a graffiti artist of color who became a famous artist at 21 struggling with drug use and his quick rise to fame. His work would include a lot of text. He collaborated with Andy Warhol, the famous pop artist.
-Music often was an expression of the self.
-Gender was dynamic and not fixed.
-Gender norms vary from one culture to another.
-Gender norms vary historically and culturally.
What were the main ideas of the documentary Riot Acts?
____________ often was an expression of the self.
gender was dynamic and not fixed
______________________ vary from one culture to another.
____________________ vary historically and culturally
a violation of a norm
The relativity of deviance
"Which acts are defined as deviant varies greatly from time to time, place to place, and group to group"
the methods and strategies that regulate behavior within society.
informal ; formal
____________ and ____________ methods of social control include gossip and laws.
-Cultural Transmission Theory
-Structural Strain Theory
-Differential Association Theory
-Broken Windows Theory
theories of deviance
_________ is a social condition in which people find it difficult to guide their behavior by norms that they experience as weak, unclear, or conflicting.
"Environmental degradation can be a personal crime, a corporate crime, or a government crime, when regulatory agencies choose not to notice or prosecute violators."
What does the polluted water of Flint, Michigan demonstrate?
is the disproportionate amount of toxic waste sites, dumps, and landfills that are placed in communities of color.
asks why people do not deviate
"Drugs have been part of American life since the Jamestown colonists first harvested tobacco in 1611; cocaine and heroin use took root as long ago as the 1890s"
What is the relationship between Drugs and Crime?
the term sociologists apply to the ranking or grading of individuals and groups into hierarchal layers. It represents structured inequality in the allocation of rewards, privileges, and resources
-blames poor for being poor
-argues families are passing down poverty traits down from 1 generation down to the next
What is the culture of poverty theory?
differential association theory
we deviate depending on who we surround ourselves with the most
-African American men who are running away from good things
-they avoid work, public etc
What are the main arguments and findings from Alice Goffman's study ON the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City?
came from Black Working Class in the 70s and it originated in the Bronx, New York
where did rap come from?
people of the elite from elite backgrounds and went to Ivy League schools and hold a lot of power
ex) Trump and Obama
who are the power elite?
% of convicts who go back to jail
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