[SOCIOL 110] - Midterm Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (28 pages long)

69 views28 pages
7 Feb 2017
Department

For unlimited access to Study Guides, a Grade+ subscription is required.

UMASS-Amherst
SOCIOL 110
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 28 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 28 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in
Practice to think of issue in micro-level perspective (sociological
imagination)
Sociology Lecture 2
How much choices does an American have in being
homeless
Free will-----fate
Why are people poor
Individual (micro)
o Unfavorable economic situation
o Physically weakness
o Unemployment
o Accident
o Addictive
o Crime
o Out of wedlock birth
Social (macro)
o View of the upper class, welfare…
o Governmental policy
o Financial system
o Culture cognition
o Racism, sexism….
o Equality of education, opportunities
What are the uses of poverty
o Cheap labor, capitalism;
Poverty is required for capitalism to work.
Social background
soldier
o Better self-esteem??
o Motivation, end up in poverty
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 28 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in
2
o Pay taxes, subsidize many governmental services
o Poverty creates jobs for a number of occupations
and professions that serve or service the poor
o They buy goods others do not want
o Culture mostly comes from the poor
o Made to absorb the costs of change and growth
in American society
o Can be identified and punished as alleged or real
deviants thereby upholding upper class norms
What will happen without the poor?
P. T. Barnum effect vs C. Wright Mills (social
imagination)
o How does horoscope describe you?
Average 4.2
o Sociological imagination: the ability to
understand how your own past relates to that of
other people…
What is sociology
Sociological perspective
o The sociological eye
Essential concepts
o Social structure
Social roles?
Sociology as a distinctive discipline
o Socialization
The relationship between the self and society
o Stratification
The patterns and effects of social inequality
o Social change and social reproduction
How social phenomena replicate and change
Sociological toolbox
o Apply sociological theories to understand social
phenomena (theory)
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 28 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
40 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class