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the chapter argues that gender is not a matter simply of diffrences but also a matter of

all of the above are correct

gender refers to

the personal traits and social positions that members of a society attach to being female and male

margaret meads research on gender in three societies showed that

societies may differ in how they define both masculine and feminine

a comparison of the athletic preformances of females and males over time shows

that women have been closing the gap with men in athletic preformances

the point of describing gender in the israeli kibbutzim is

to show that cultures define gender in diffrent ways

what is the term for attitudes and activities that a society links to people of each sex

gender roles

which of the following is not a goal of feminism

increasing male power

the text argues that male-female diffrences are

mostly the creation of society

in the work force

women are still concentrated in several categories of jobs

which of the following statements is the best reason to veiw women as a minority in the united statees

in our society there is a disadvantage for being a women

which of the following concepts refers to the biological distinction between males and females

sexual orientation

which of the following statements is true

comparative research indicates that although sex has a biological foundation it is an element of culture that varies from place to place

while race refers to _ considered important by society , ethnicity refers to _

biological traits , cultural traits

social stratification refers to

ranking categories of people in a hierarchy

what is the meaning of the term wasp

white anglo- saxon protertant without any social prejudice

which term below refers to a belief that one racial category is innately superior to another


which of the following concepts refers to cultural heritage


recent research on social distance among us college students shows that

students are more accepting of minorities than they were decades ago

based on scapegoat theory you would conclude that prejudice is caused by

frustration among people who are themselves disadvatnged

while prejudice is amatter of _ discrimination is a matter of _

attitudes , action

a minority is defined as a category of people who

are defined as diffrent and are disvantaged

institatutional prejudice and discrimination refers to the fact that

bias is built into the operation of societies instiatutions

assimilation refers to the pattern by which

minorities gradually adopt patterns of the dominant category

which concept is illistrated by immagrants from ecuador coming to the united states and learing to speak english


the term white ehtnics refers to

non wasp of european ancestry

social stratification is

a trait society not simply a reflection of individual diffrences

caste systems

place people in one position for life

the term meritocracy refers to social stratification

based entirely on personal merit

the social position of people living in a class system is based on which of the following traits

alll of the above are correct

the chapter opening story of passanger deaths that accompanied the sinking of the titanic

social stratification is sometimes a matter of life or death

social sratification is a concept that refers to

society ranking categories of people in a hierarchy

because of social stratification in the united states

some people have more previaliges and oppertunites than others do

in what share of the worlds societies do we find social stratification

in alll of them

why do class systems retain some caste systems like qualities such as inhertance of wealth rather than becoming complete meritocracies

a pure meritocracy would elminate familes and reduce social order

in the united states which of the following age categories has the highest peverty rate

children under the age of eighteen

the fermization of poverty refers to a trend in the united states by which

larger share of the poor are now women

in 2009 any one of the richest three people in the world had more wealth than the worlds

the combined econmic output of the worlds 34 poorset countries

the concept absloute poverty refers to

a lack of rescources that is life threatining

the soncept colonialism refers to the process by which

some countries enrich themselves through political and economic control of other nations

people in new zealand japan and canada are all living in

high income counties

what would a sociologist be most likely to say about an individual choose a perticula person to marry

society guides human behavior more than most people realize

which discipline is defined as the systematic study of human society


peter berger described using the socilogical perspective as seeing the _in the _

general particuliar

the statment that the sociological perspetive shows us the strange in the familular means that sociology

rejects the familular idea that people simply decide how to act in favor of the initally strange idea that society shapes our lives

from a sociological perspective patterns of childbearing around the world suggest that the number of chldren born to a women reflects

wether she lives in a poor or rich country

three roommates in their dorm room sharing a late night discussion about why they are in college

both age and class have a lot to do with which people are enrolled in college

the pioneering sociologist who study patterns of suicide in europe was

emile durkheim

acccording to emile durkheim a category of people with a higher suicide rate typaclly has

a lower level of societal intergration

c wirght mills pointed out that sociological awareness tends to be more widespread

in times of social crisis

the united states falls within the cateogory of

high income nations

almost all of latin america and asia falls within the category of

middle income nations

more than 1.5 million immagrants enter the united states each year and many have become famous these facts support the conclusion that

the worlds are increasingly interconnected

read the following four statements which statement is correct

learining more about other societies help us better understand our own way of life

making use of the sociological perspective encourages

challenging commonly held beliefs

which of the following is a benifit we gain from studying sociology

seeing both the oppertunites and consrtaints that shape our lives

the seeing sociology in the news article 1 reports that ina bad economy laaid offf workers

are flocking to community colleges

the term sociology was coined by

auguste comte

by linking specific facts together to give us meaning we create


which theoretical approach is closest to that taken by the early sociologist auguste comte

strucural funtional approach

the theoretical approach in sociology that veiws society as a complex systme whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability is the

strucural functional approach

which of the following concepts refers to relativity stable patterns of social behavior

social structure

which of the following can correctivley be called the frame owrk for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generats conflict and change

the social conflict approach

the social conflict approach draws attention to

patterns of social inequality

which of the following theortical approaches paints societies in broad strokes at a macro level

both the stuctrual functional and social conflict approaches

which of the following topics illustrates a micro level focus

two airline passengers getting to nknow one another

the basic idea of the symbolic interaction approach is that society is

the reality people constuct as they interact with ine another

which theoretical approach highlights the fact that is is not so much what people do that matters as much as the meaning they attach to their behavior

symbolic interaction approach

science can be defined as

logical system that bases knowledge on direct systematic sobservation

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