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Sociology The Core Study Set 1

Sociology

Quiz 1 :

Developinga Sociological Consciousness

Quiz 1 :

Developinga Sociological Consciousness

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During the first 30 years of the twentieth century, Chicago sociologists trained an estimated half of the sociologists in the world.
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Important developments in feminist theory grew out of awareness that the social experience of gender is not universal.
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Social organization and social policy have no impact on the outcome of a natural disaster.
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Climate change and other issues of environmental degradation are affected by social factors including economic and political power struggles, poverty, population growth, and human value systems.
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Elliot Liebow's study of streetcorner men demonstrated how sociological research can help us to see beyond the stereotyped images of African American men.
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The collection of census and national statistical data, used to determine federal and state policies on health, education, and housing, was developed primarily by private telemarketing businesses.
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Microsociology involves the detailed study of what people say, do, and think moment by moment in their everyday lives.
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The three major frameworks in contemporary sociology are critical theory, feminism, and socialism.
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Elliot Liebow's classic study of low-income urban black men offers an excellent example of how sociological research is limited to generating only superficial understandings of social problems like poverty.
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Herbert Spencer was an English sociologist who argued that society was like a living organism made up of many interrelated parts.
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Since sociological research is scientific in nature, it is seldom applied to the practical matters of everyday life.
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Most African Americans are not poor; more than 70 percent of African Americans live above the poverty line.
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From a sociological perspective, what we think, how we feel, and what we say and do are shaped by our social interactions.
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The founders of Hull House in Chicago, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, are credited with assisting the urban poor in that city and developing case studies and demographic mapping as research procedures.
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One of the most important contributions of sociologist Max Weber was his insistence on maintaining a "value-free" approach to sociology.
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Ideal type is a concept that captures what is good about a social pattern.
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English sociologist Harriet Martineau was an ardent defender of women's rights who supported the idea of making the study of society a scientific enterprise.
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Marx's perspective that development depends on the clash of opposing social forces and the subsequent creation of new, more advanced structures is called dialectical materialism.
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Emile Durkheim was a French psychologist who promoted the idea that suicide was brought on by the mental illness of the individuals committing the act.
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Sociologist Max Weber used Verstehen to identify the significance of understanding the subjective meanings people attach to their behavior.
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