What is the sociological term for the visual signs that give information about a person's social position?
B) front-stage props
C) ethnomethodological markers
D) status cues
Doctors at the hospital typically wear white lab coats and carry stethoscopes around their necks. What do sociologists call these objects?
A) role sets
B) status cues
C) role performance
D) cultural scripts
Maddy is at the park and looking for someone interesting to talk with. She sees a number of women with strollers and dismisses them as uninteresting. What behaviour is Maddy engaging in?
C) social awareness
When police stop people in their cars for "driving while black," what would sociologists argue has happened with the social cue of skin colour?
A) It has become a dangerous stereotype.
B) It has become a useful indicator of criminal behaviour.
C) It has become a useful tool for people wanting to manage impressions of themselves.
D) It has turned into emotional labour for police officers.