[SOLVED] Symbolic Interactionism
Chapter 1The 3 major sociological theories are functionalism, conflict, and symbolic interactionism. Compare the three mentioning how they differ from one another using specific examples.According to C. Wright Mills, what is the sociological imagination and why is understanding that important in sociology?Chapter 2How is poverty measured? Why are poverty statistics misleading? What are at least 3 consequences of growing up in poverty?How do the 3 major sociological theories explain poverty?Chapter 3Why do social scientists today consider race a social construct and tend to consider race more of a social category than a biological one?What is the difference between individual and institutional discrimination and give 2 examples of each?Chapter 4What is the difference between sex and gender and what does socialization have to do with how we understand gender in our culture?How do women of color experience inequality differently than white women?Chapter 5How does heterosexism contribute as a significant source of increasing inequality?In a 2010 article, what did Biblarz and Stacey find in their study of children of same-sex couples and heterosexual couples?Chapter 6Think about an older person whom you know. To what extent has this person experienced psychological aging? To what extent has this person experienced social aging?Chapter Do you agree that binge drinking is a problem that campuses should address, or do you think that its a relatively harmless activity that lets students have some fun? Explain your answer.Chapter If we say that males commit more crime than females, does that imply that we are prejudiced against males? Why or why not?Chapter 9Of the five strategies outlined in the text to reduce crime, which one strategy do you think would be most effective if it were implemented with adequate funding? Explain your answer.Chapter 10The text notes that most people eventually marry. In view of the fact that so many marriages end in divorce, why do you think that so many people continue to marry?Chapter 11Review how the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist perspectives understand and explain education. Which of these three approaches do you most prefer? Why?Chapter 12Which of the three major sociological approaches to understanding work and the economy do you most prefer? Why?Chapter 13Use conflict theory to understand health and health care? Explain your answer.Chapter 14Americans often seem to blame city residents for many of the problems affecting US cities today, including low academic achievement and rundown conditions in city schools and crime in the streets. Do you think it is fair to blame city residents for these problems, or are there other reasons for them? Explain your answer.Chapter 15How much of the environmental racism that exists do you think is intentional? Explain your answer.
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