Which of the following conclusions would sociologists most likely agree upon when discussing the importance of the sociological perspective?
The event that most inspired Auguste Comte to pose the question, “What holds society together?” and begin developing sociology as a science was the ________.
Based on the theories formulated by Karl Marx, what was the ultimate goal of the proletariat?
What sociological phrase is used to describe “opening a window onto unfamiliar worlds and offering a fresh look at familiar worlds?”
Frank is examining the broad stream of events that have occurred over the past 50 years, along with the specific experiences of his own life. By doing so, what sociological process has Frank undertaken?
What is the underlying principle of symbolic interactionism?
Many African Americans feel the flag of the Confederate States of America, “the stars and bars,” is a sign of racial hatred. States’ rights advocates view the same flag as “heritage, not hatred.” Such a difference of opinion over the same material object is an illustration of which sociological perspective?
Viewing society as composed of groups that engage in fierce competition for scarce resources is the underlying premise in ________.
According to Robert Merton, the intended beneficial consequences of people’s actions that help a social system to be more efficient are ________.
Which of the following statements is least accurate when addressing feminist theory?
Jennie is studying how the President’s new economic policies are affecting employment and unemployment rates, homelessness, and the amount of money people save. In view of this, Jennie is primarily utilizing which sociological approach?
The two sociological perspectives that focus on the broader picture, or the macrosociological approach, are ________.
What is the primary reason for the differences people have in behavior and attitude?
The sociological focus of microsociology places its emphasis on ________.
Cordell Walker is a Texas Ranger, a husband, a father, a good friend to many, and a martial artist. Together, these titles comprise what sociologists would call Walker’s ________.
Leo is a college graduate, cello teacher, and a member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. This would be an example of ________.
What is the primary difference between an ascribed status and an achieved status?
According to Durkheim, the shared consciousness that people experience as a result of performing the same or similar tasks is called ________.
The degree to which members of a society feel united by shared values and other social bonds is what Durkheim referred to as ________.
A[n] ________ designates social position while a[n] ________ designates socially expected behavior.