Latisha Believes That Sociologists Need to Look at Both How
Latisha believes that sociologists need to look at both how our institutions were intended to work and the unintentional effects of those institutions. According to the textbook, this is a major part of which theoretical perspective?
A) feminist theory
B) Marxism and class conflict
C) symbolic interactionism
One possible criticism of functionalism might be:
A) that it is impossible to research large social bodies.
B) that it does not take into account society's major institutions.
C) that it has an anti-Western bias.
D) that societies are in conflict just as often as they are stable.
We might identify one of the latent functions of public schools as:
A) providing low-cost educational training to the public at large.
B) teaching our children the values of our society.
C) training kids to obey authority and grow up to become obedient workers.
D) teaching the citizenry of the country the basics of subjects such as math and science.
Marxist and feminist theory often have different objects of study. Why are they both considered conflict theories?
A) They regularly contradict each other.
B) Marxists and feminists have both been historically ostracized by academia.
C) They both focus on the role of power in shaping society.
D) They are often criticized by people of color.