Questions and Answers for Sociology

Sociology

One of the sociological concepts that I have always found interesting in the courses I have taken is social stratification. In societies, an individual's access to wealth and income greatly...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 1:13 pm UTC

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A social lens refers to how a person views a given situation. There are many factors that go into developing a person’s social lens or perception of the world. Race, culture, religion, and economic...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016 6:05 pm UTC

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As noted by previous educators, Williams identified the twelve core values in US society as individualism, achievement and success, activity and work, efficiency and practicality, science and...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2021 4:09 pm UTC

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The term intergroup relationship describes the relations, or interactions, between two or more groups of people. In sociology, the focus is often on the intergroup relations between two different...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2018 5:13 pm UTC

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Sociology

Although society and patterns of social interaction have always been the subjects of study, the academic study of sociology as a formal discipline began in the late-nineteenth century. The first...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 5:00 am UTC

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Sociology

The main advantage of having a sociological imagination is that you can see what's happening underneath the surface of reality. Sociology gives us an insight into the underlying structures of our...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019 5:41 am UTC

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Sociology

Symbolic interactionism is a sociological framework that states that people develop subjective interpretations of events based on their social interactions. In other words, following the ideas of...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016 6:06 pm UTC

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Sociology

The American Dream is commonly associated with certain ideals, such as hard work, independence, faith, freedom, self-government, prosperity, and family. You could research primary documents (such...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2020 11:53 pm UTC

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Sociology

Based on this prompt, I believe that your answer needs to pick a side of the argument. This might be tough. Modernization is a double-edged sword. It has many advantages, but it also has many...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 11:19 pm UTC

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Sociology

The sociological perspective is a way of viewing humanity as a society. Sociologists try to study the nature of human societies to see how they behave on large scales. Individuals will make clearly...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 7:08 pm UTC

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Sociology

In order to answer this question, it would be helpful to have a working definition of what is meant by the term “modernity.” Modernity was an informal way of thinking that was born out of the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 5:39 pm UTC

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Sociology

Sociology provides a framework which allows us to consider how humans all fit together on this planet—and hopefully how we can strive toward more meaningful interactions with each other. It helps...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2019 12:54 pm UTC

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Sociology

Wal-mart does more good than harm, I think. I realize that it does not pay its workers much or give them benefits. However, Wal-mart does help many poor people by allowing them a cheap place to...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 12:59 am UTC

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Sociology

Free market capitalism is a system that is based on supply and demand, with the market settin the cost of different products. In this system, it is beneficial to manufacture products at as low of a...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 6:49 pm UTC

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Sociology

The answer to this question lies in the definition of those types of sociology, which you can understand from their names. Functionalist perspective sociologists believe that the government rose as...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 2:40 am UTC

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Sociology

Without knowing the details of where you live, it is hard to give a specific argument about this bakery. What you should be trying to do is to explain why it is (in sociological terms) that this...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012 11:04 pm UTC

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Sociology

There are a number of reasons for the migration of people from rural areas to urban areas. These include employment opportunities, educational facilities, lifestyle preferences, better medical...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016 1:00 am UTC

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Sociology

The vital connection between society and agriculture (food-gathering) is a staple of anthropology--the mobile seed-and fruit gatherers vs. the planters who stayed in one place, etc. Today, this...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2013 2:09 pm UTC

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Sociology

A sociological perspective seeks to understand the ways that broad social factors affect people's behavior, social interactions, and thoughts. Many things that seem like personal issues can in fact...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2019 8:36 pm UTC

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Sociology

Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" famously suggested that those throughout the British kingdom eat Irish babies in order to prevent, among other things, overpopulation of the poor, thereby...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2016 3:44 am UTC

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Sociology

The concepts of personal troubles and public issues play a very important part in the sociology of C. Wright Mills. The ability to distinguish between them is an essential part of what Mills calls...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2021 10:23 am UTC

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Sociology

Kids today have access to a lot more information than we did. When they have a question, they can get an answer immediately. Of course, there are some disadvantages to this. Sometimes they don't...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 11:13 pm UTC

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Sociology

In the case of values, there is a very simple reason why people may change from the ones with which they were raised: they begin to think for themselves. They may also come under the influence of a...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2020 1:32 am UTC

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Sociology

For question 9, you should consider the type of work done in each system and how that may inform its significance. For example, the Middle Ages manorial system was a labor system in which the upper...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2020 8:22 pm UTC

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Sociology

Structural functionalists believe that each part of society plays a role in keeping the society stable. Therefore, they would tend to argue that cultural deprivation contributes to this stability....

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012 1:40 pm UTC

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Sociology

The details and results of the article describe classism and how classism operates on a systemic level throughout our inherently unjust society. As is typical of classism, the teachers in the study...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020 8:46 pm UTC

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Sociology

Functionalists argue that all parts of a society serve a purpose and are necessary for each society to function. This is true for both crime and deviance of all kinds. To a functionalist, crime...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 2:31 pm UTC

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Sociology

I assume you are asking which level of analysis each of the three major sociological perspectives is concerned with. The answer to this is that two of the major theoretical perspectives operate on...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2015 1:33 am UTC

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Sociology

Relying on only your personal experiences and knowledge of life often results in the enactment of prejudice and oppression towards people who have different lived experiences than you. This is...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2020 12:39 am UTC

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Sociology

Age Strata: consists of a classification of people into different age groups. Age strata or stratification is commonly used in census, policy formulation (for old-age care, juvenile care, etc.) It...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2015 1:07 am UTC

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Sociology

For generations of human history, cultures around the world have marked transitions in life with specific rituals and ceremonies. For example, consider how many people mark their transition into...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020 2:24 am UTC

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Sociology

The role of music in the culture of a place has more than one dimension, including the dimension that music expresses current changes in the culture and engenders further changes in that culture....

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016 1:59 am UTC

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Stuart Hall's reception theory could be used as part of a discussion about the larger rhetorical situation. The rhetorical situation involves a message sender and a message receiver. That sender...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2020 12:29 pm UTC

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Sociology

The only possible answer here is "to some extent." Sociology can do these things to a degree, but it cannot do them as accurately or completely as it would like. The problem with sociology is that...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012 4:37 am UTC

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Sociology

Because agents exist in every aspect of society, any two social agents might potentially contradict each other. A social agent can be a people, a nation, even an ideology. At the abstract level,...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 8:47 pm UTC

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Sociology

The opening to Chaplin's Modern Times is a deliberate statement about the nature of work in the modern setting. Chaplin's opening clearly embodies conflict theory's assertion that control is...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2014 12:27 am UTC

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Sociology

Critical Theory, in basic terms, is any theory founded on critique (Wikipedia), and is used in many different fields, but it is most used in Sociology to define a work or plan based on criticism of...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012 4:24 am UTC

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Sociology

The sociological imagination is the process of using your imagination to see connections between your life (or the life of another person) and the broader world as a whole. In sociology, we try to...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2012 8:40 pm UTC

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Sociology

One likely way for music to affect teenagers’ roles in society is if their choice of music makes them deviants. Deviants have a function in society because they help “normal” people understand...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2012 12:07 am UTC

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Sociology

Social order is defined as a set of rules and structures that establish a cohesive social system. The term also defines a society that is in a stable state. The stability of the human social system...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016 1:52 pm UTC

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Sociology

According to the American Sociological Association, culture can be understood as the languages, customs, beliefs, rules, arts, knowledge, and collective identities and memories developed by...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019 6:07 pm UTC

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Sociology

This complex question crosses the fields between personal morality and social ethics. According to such thinkers as Emile Durkheim, the society with which we associate (on the large scale, our...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2014 7:53 pm UTC

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Sociology

Sociology is part of a larger branch of the social sciences that attempts to understand how humans interact in groups (ranging from small families to entire nations). Sociology is the most explicit...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 6:41 pm UTC

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Sociology

Bermuda was first discovered in the early 1500s by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez. He found the islands to be completely uninhabited, even devoid of any natives. The first settlers were British...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2015 6:30 am UTC

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Sociology

There are three major sociological perspectives that aim to analyze the fundamental concepts of everyday society at a micro-cosmically and macro-cosmically. By micro-cosmically, social perspectives...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2012 8:24 pm UTC

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Sociology

Rural population reached its peak in the 1940s and 1950s. This undoubtedly was connected to the rise of agriculture as America's primary economic force. In the last fifty years, nearly half of all...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019 11:32 am UTC

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Sociology

While the question is to some extant an individual response, some observations can be made. Since the question is phrased as a school differentiation, rather than an age differentiation, let us...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2016 8:02 pm UTC

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Sociology

One economic fact about social mobility is that countries with high levels of inequality have low social mobility. Another noteworthy fact is that a college degree can be a ticket out of poverty....

Latest answer posted August 7, 2020 2:33 am UTC

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The “sociological imagination” can be described as a mixture of the personal and the historical. In his book Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills writes that such an imagination is crucial to...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2020 1:55 pm UTC

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In the United States, at least, we tend to think of marriage as a private affair, particularly since the notion of privacy has been read into the United States Constitution. However, historically...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016 11:22 pm UTC

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