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SOC 2070 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Social Constructionism, Ritualism In The Church Of England, Anomie


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 2070
Professor
Norman Dubeski
Study Guide
Midterm

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Deviance Midterm 1 Review
Midterm Review
Have to know:
Chapters 1,2,3, 7 and Units 1-4 Manual,
and the relevant articles
--about 80 questions
Midterm has True-False and multiple
choice questions
--no dates need to know, concepts and
theorists’ names are important
--occasional question on proportions and
ratios
--strengths and weaknesses of paradigms
important
--I will say, “According to the article...” or
“According to the instructor”
Review Questions
What are some things that have become
more deviant recently?
- Drinking and driving
What are some things have become less
deviant?
- homosexuality
- teen pregnancy
What does relative mean?
- dependent on the situation/contextual
What is a positive or negative correlation
or relationship?
- positive = increase/increase
- negative/inverse =
increase/decrease
What are the elements of the Positivist
approach?
- empiricism, objectivism, determinism
What can social constructionism do that
Positivism cannot?
- imaginary/secret deviance
What is the difference between primary
and secondary deviance?
- primary = initial act (many causes =
polygenetic)
- secondary = people internalize label
(caused by labeling the person
deviance in the first place)
What is a tautology? = circular
aguement/true by definition
What is it when an argument has its
conclusions for its assumptions? It’s
circular
What are the person types for
Strain/Anomie Theory?
-conformists, innovators, ritualist,
retreatist, rebels
What does Strain Theory struggle to
explain?
- deviance by: well off individuals
What is a self-fulfilling prophecy?
- see yourself how others see you (labeling)
What is a weakness of Foucault’s
Contrology?
- all social control is holistic, unified and
coercive.
Why do critics call Self-Control Theory
fatalistic?
- self-control forms by age 8 (genetics and
socialization_
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