Study Guide for Sociology 101

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Study guide for Soc. 101 Test Three
As always, be familiar with all notes from class.
Be familiar with Marx’s views on stratification.
Know the Davis-Moore thesis.
What does our ideology say about why some people are rich and some are poor? Be familiar with the 1996 welfare reform, what it created and why it occured. Read up on facts about the homeless population.

What is the cause of poverty according to Oscar Lewis?
What is the “feminization of poverty?”
What group makes up the largest portion of the poor in terms of absolute numbers? What age group has the highest poverty rate?
What is conspicuous consumption?
What factors affect social class standing in the U.S.?
How much wealth do the richest 5% of Americans control?
What general trends can we witness regarding women and social class standing? Why do some resist/oppose feminism?
What are the principles of feminism (according to your book)? What does Friedrich Engels say about capitalism?
What does Talcott Parsons say about gender?
With regard to rape (attempted and committed) and college women, what percentage of victims know their attacker? Where does most violence against women take place?
What is Intersection Theory?
What percentage of bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. is awarded to women? What has contributed significantly to the number of women in the workforce? How many women are now working for income (percentage)?

What did Janet Lever observe regard children at play?
What did George Murdock find in his study of gender?
What is the median income for black families when compared to white families? When did the civil rights movement occur?
What is assimilation? Pluralism? Multiculturalism? Segregation? What does T.W. Adorno say about the “authoritarian personality?” Mr. Reid has office hours from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Mondays and Fridays should you have questions or need any extra help with the material.
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