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Final Exam Study Guide Chapters 9-11, 13 Featured

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Sociology 101

                                                              Ms. Semmes

 Final Study Guide (Chapters 9-11, 13)

Make sure to know the vocabulary and theories we covered!

Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity as Lived Experience

What does it mean to say that race is socially constructed?

What is the definition of race? How does it differ from the definition for ethnicity?

What is symbolic ethnicity? How does it differ from situational ethnicity?

What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination?

What is racism? How are individual discrimination and institutional discrimination different? 

What is a minority group? What factors give a group minority status?

What is racial passing? Why would someone feel they need to pass?

What is genocide? What is internal colonialism and how is it associated with segregation? What is population transfer? How do majority/minority group relationships differ in each situation?

What is assimilation? What is pluralism (multiculturalism)?

Chapter 10: Constructing Gender and Sexuality

Essentialists vs. constructionists-how do they each see gender identity differently?   What group challenges our binary categorization of male/female?

The functionalist perspective and instrumental and expressive roles in the family? Who is better suited for each, according to the functionalist perspective?

What is the feminization of poverty?  What does it mean for women?

What is gender role socialization?  How is it exhibited? What are the agents of socialization?

What is feminism? What is the first wave of feminism associated with?  The second wave? The third wave? What were the accomplishments of each?

What was the pro-feminist men’s movement? How was it different from the men’s rights movement? Which one supported feminism?  How did they support it?

Why were Kinsey’s studies on sexual orientation groundbreaking?

Chapter 11: The Macro-Micro Link in Social Institutions: Politics, Education, and Religion

What is authoritarianism? What is totalitarianism? What does it mean for citizens?

What is a monarchy? How is power passed from one leader to the next? 

What is democracy? What are some of its features?

What does disenfranchisement mean? What rights are taken away?

What is pluralism? What is the power-elite perspective?  Where is power concentrated with the power-elite perspective?

What are special interest groups, political action committees (PACs) and 527 committees? What is their role in the political process?  How are they similar and different from each other?

What is the function of tracking in education? 

What is the hidden curriculum? What lessons does it include?

Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities- How is inequality maintained in poor neighborhoods?

Randall Collins’ The Credential Society-How is the function of schools related to the work world?

What are charter schools?

What are school vouchers? What are their benefits and potential drawbacks?

Chapter 13: Life at Home

Understand the sociological definition of the family. 

What is the difference between endogamy and exogamy? Why is endogamy more common?

Know the difference between monogamy, polygamy.  Know the difference between polygyny and polyandry.

What are the differences in how functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism view the family?

Understand the current trends surrounding divorce and remarriage.

What is the second shift? 

Explain the different types of domestic violence and the cycle of violence.

Who is likely to gain custody of children after a divorce?  How does economic social mobility play a role for single mothers after a divorce?

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