SOC- Quiz 4 – Chapter 4

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Alienation is defined by the text as:

The condition in which the individual is isolated and divorced from his or her society, work, or sense of self.

Until 10,000 years ago, the basic structure of human society was based on _____.


The concept anomie can be defined as:

A situation in which society no longer has the support of a firm collective consciousness.

Functionalist Émile Durkheim viewed society as:

An organism in which each portion plays a vital role in keeping the organism stable and healthy

Charles Cooley’s concept of the looking-glass self hypothesizes that:

People base their images on how they think other people see them.

Durkheim defined ______ as the communal beliefs, morals, and attitudes of a society.

Collective conscience

The term institutionalization can be defined as:

The act of implanting a convention or norm into society.

Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto is based on the ____ perspective.

Conflict Theory

Karl Marx asserted that the means of societal change existed in the tension between:

The working class proletariat taking the means of production from the wealthy bourgeois.

On the first day of high school, Kaitlin overhears a group of girls calling her "goth" and "emo." She soon begins to don more black clothing, dark makeup, and seek out friends who dress the same. This is an example of ______.

Role playing

____ societies relied on permanent tools for survival, and expanded due to innovations such as crop rotation and fertilizer.


As industrialization began to boom, Durkheim believed people were more susceptible to anomie because:

Collective norms are weakened, society no longer has the support of the collective consciousness and specialization of labor lead to alienation.

A judge and her gavel. A cop and his gun. A lawyer and her power suit. A ____ would be most concerned with the parts these objects play in impression management.

Symbolic interactionist

Ivanka Trump is the daughter of business mogul Donald Trump. Her role as heiress to the Trump fortune is an example of ______.

Ascribed status

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