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SOC346H5 Questions for the first lecture.doc
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School
University of Toronto Mississauga
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC346H5
Professor
Nicholay Shohitov
Semester
Summer

Description
Questions for the first week (May 8, 2012) Questions for the Introduction (P.1 – 2). 1. Why does punishment puzzle us and disappoint our expectations? 2. How do you understand the meaning of the term ‘cumulative argument’? 3. Why is multidimensional approach to punishment very important? 4. Why does the author write about punishment as a ‘central object’ of social theory? Chapter 1.1. (P. 1- 10). 1. What is the aim of the book? 2. Why is punishment nowadays seen as a chronic social problem? 3. Why do taking-for-granted ways of thinking about punishment preclude us from understanding this social institution? 4. Why are the ‘failures’ of punishment less tolerable than those of the other social institutions? 5. Describe the ‘newly revived’ forms of thinking about punishment’. Why are they important? Chapt
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