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1) Discuss how conflict theorists explain deviance. : Answer: Conflict theorists maintain that the law is an instrument of oppression and exploitation. The law is used to maintain the privilege of the few over the many. Because the marginal working class have little income and are desperate, they commit highly visible property crimes. The elites manipulate the criminal justice system and use it to punish the crimes of the poor and divert their own criminal activities away from this punitive system. Page Ref: 168-170
2) How would a sociologist define deviance? : Answer: Deviance is defined as a violation of a group's norms. Using this definition means that what people consider deviant varies from one culture to another, and from group to group within a society. Because deviance is relative, it is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act that make something deviant. People can also be considered deviant because of their attributes that violate the norms of ability, norms of appearance, and involuntary membership in some groups. Page Ref: 154
3) Define social class. Identify three criteria used to conceptualize social class placement (i.e. classify people into social classes). : Answer: Social class refers to a large group of people who rank closely to one another in property, power, and prestige, the three most common criteria used to measure social class. (1) Property, a person’s material possessions, comes in many forms, such as buildings, land, animals, machinery, cars, stocks, bonds, businesses, furniture, jewelry, and bank accounts. Property minus a person’s debt is wealth. (2) Power is the ability to make others do what you desire, even if they do not want to do it. (3) Prestige is usually the respect people have for a person because of their occupation. Page Ref: 212, 216
4) Latinos have a hard time getting good jobs in the United States because ____________________ : Answer: About half of Latinos are unable to speak English, or can do so only with difficulty, which means that many millions face a major obstacle to getting good jobs. Page Ref: 260
5) Why are Native Americans called the “invisible minority”? : Answer: Many Americans seldom come into contact with a Native American. About one-half of all Native Americans live in rural areas and one-third live in just three states: Oklahoma, Arizona, and California. There are less than 3 million Native Americans left in the U.S., representing less than 1 percent of the overall population. This leaves only 1.5 million Native Americans spread over 47 states. Page Ref: 267

Created on December 19, 2014
# of questions: 12

Chapter 12
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chapter 12 quizs
1) a system of reckoning descent that counts both the mother’s and the father’s side : bilineal (system of descent)
2) a family whose members were once part of other families : blended family
3) adults living together in a sexual relationship without being married : cohabitation
4) authority more or less equally divided between people or groups (in marriage, for example, between husband and wife) : egalitarian
5) the practice of marrying within one’s own group : endogamy

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# of questions: 33

Chapter 10 flashcards
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chapter 10
1) the view that satisfaction during old age is related to a person’s amount and quality of activity : activity theory
2) people born at roughly the same time who pass through the life course together : age cohort
3) prejudice and discrimination directed against people because of their age; can be directed against any age group, including youth : ageism
4) focuses on how the elderly continue ties with their past : continuity theory
5) the view that society is stabilized by having the elderly retire (disengage from) their positions of responsibility so the younger generation can step into their shoes : disengagement theory

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# of questions: 22

Chapter 9
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chapter 9 quizs
1) the process by which a minority group is absorbed into the mainstream culture : assimilation
2) Theodor Adorno’s term for people who are prejudiced and rank high on scales of conformity, intolerance, insecurity, respect for authority, and submissiveness to superiors : authoritarian personality
3) to separate acts from feelings or attitudes : compartmentalize
4) an act of unfair treatment directed against an individual or a group : discrimination
5) the group with the most power and greatest privileges : dominant group

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# of questions: 28

Chapter 8
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chapter 8 flash cards
1) Durkheim’s term for a condition of society in which people become detached from the norms that usually guide their behavior : anomie
2) Erik Wright’s term for a position in the class structure that generates contradictory interests : contradictory class locations
3) the assumption that the values and behaviors of the poor make them fundamentally different from other people, and that these factors are largely responsible for their poverty : culture of poverty
4) movement down the social class ladder : downward social mobility
5) about the same numbers of people moving up and down the social class ladder, such that, on balance, the social class system shows little change : exchange mobility

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# of questions: 31

Chapter 7
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Chapter 7 flash cards
1) Marx’s term for capitalists, those who own the means of production : bourgeoisie
2) a form of social stratification in which people’s statuses are determined by birth and are lifelong : caste system
3) Marx’s term for awareness of a common identity based on one’s position in the means of production : class consciousness
4) a form of social stratification based primarily on the possession of money or material possessions : class system
5) the process by which one nation takes over another nation, usually for the purpose of exploiting its labor and natural resources : colonialism

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# of questions: 29

Chapter 6 terms
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Sociology 1010
1) the death penalty : capital punishment
2) the idea that two control systems—inner and outer controls—work against our tendencies to deviate : control theory
3) crimes committed by executives in order to benefit their corporation : corporate crime
4) the violation of norms written into law : crime
5) the system of police, courts, and prisons set up to deal with people who are accused of having committed a crime : criminal justice system

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# of questions: 32

Chapter 4
(Quiz)
Soc 1010
1) a position that is earned, accomplished, or involves at least some effort or activity on the individual’s part : achieved status
2) a position an individual either inherits at birth or receives involuntarily later in life : ascribed status
3) places where people rest from their performances, discuss their presentations, and plan future performances : Back Stage
4) one’s ideas about the way life is and the way things ought to work : background assumptions
5) the ways in which people use their bodies to give messages to others : body language

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# of questions: 36

Intercultual
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1) Perception is Selective : Because there are too many stimuli competing for he attention of your senses at the ame time you focus on selected information
2) Perception is learned- : Life's experiences teach you to see the world in certain ways
3) Perception is considered : once you percieve something in particular manner that interpretation does not usually change
4) Perception is inaccurate : You view the world through a subjective lens influenced by culture, values, and personal experiences, which tends to make you see what you want to see.
5) Cultural Patterns- You are more than your culture : The dominant values of your culture may not be sared by all individuals with in your culture

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# of questions: 16

Intercultual
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1) Perception is Selective : Because there are too many stimuli competing for he attention of your senses at the ame time you focus on selected information
2) Perception is learned- : Life's experiences teach you to see the world in certain ways
3) Perception is considered : once you percieve something in particular manner that interpretation does not usually change
4) Perception is inaccurate : You view the world through a subjective lens influenced by culture, values, and personal experiences, which tends to make you see what you want to see.
5) Cultural Patterns- You are more than your culture : The dominant values of your culture may not be sared by all individuals with in your culture

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# of cards: 16

Intercultural Communication
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# of steps: 1

Science
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WW2
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1) Where the united states one control of the Philippines : Battle Of Leyte Gulf
2) 50,000 united states soldiers died and 100,000 Japanese died : Okinawa
3) site of the flag raising : Iwo Jima
4) Ship that brought atomic bomb : USS. Indianapolis
5) Top secret atomic bomb project : Manhattan Project

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# of cards: 10

Short Answers
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1) Discuss how conflict theorists explain deviance. : Answer: Conflict theorists maintain that the law is an instrument of oppression and exploitation. The law is used to maintain the privilege of the few over the many. Because the marginal working class have little income and are desperate, they commit highly visible property crimes. The elites manipulate the criminal justice system and use it to punish the crimes of the poor and divert their own criminal activities away from this punitive system. Page Ref: 168-170
2) How would a sociologist define deviance? : Answer: Deviance is defined as a violation of a group's norms. Using this definition means that what people consider deviant varies from one culture to another, and from group to group within a society. Because deviance is relative, it is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act that make something deviant. People can also be considered deviant because of their attributes that violate the norms of ability, norms of appearance, and involuntary membership in some groups. Page Ref: 154
3) Define social class. Identify three criteria used to conceptualize social class placement (i.e. classify people into social classes). : Answer: Social class refers to a large group of people who rank closely to one another in property, power, and prestige, the three most common criteria used to measure social class. (1) Property, a person’s material possessions, comes in many forms, such as buildings, land, animals, machinery, cars, stocks, bonds, businesses, furniture, jewelry, and bank accounts. Property minus a person’s debt is wealth. (2) Power is the ability to make others do what you desire, even if they do not want to do it. (3) Prestige is usually the respect people have for a person because of their occupation. Page Ref: 212, 216
4) Latinos have a hard time getting good jobs in the United States because ____________________ : Answer: About half of Latinos are unable to speak English, or can do so only with difficulty, which means that many millions face a major obstacle to getting good jobs. Page Ref: 260
5) Why are Native Americans called the “invisible minority”? : Answer: Many Americans seldom come into contact with a Native American. About one-half of all Native Americans live in rural areas and one-third live in just three states: Oklahoma, Arizona, and California. There are less than 3 million Native Americans left in the U.S., representing less than 1 percent of the overall population. This leaves only 1.5 million Native Americans spread over 47 states. Page Ref: 267

Created on December 19, 2014
# of cards: 12

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