Technology changes rapidly, as shown by cell phones, text messaging, and instant messaging. However, norms governing appropriate behavior have not yet caught up to these changes. This delay is referred to as
Discuss, with examples, the difference between high culture and popular culture. With whom is each associated? How are these concepts related to different classes? Which is more likely to be preserved, by whom, and why?
Give examples of at least four pairs of American values that are inconsistent and explain how we can hold opposite values at the same time. What perspective in sociology is exemplified by these contrasts?