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Which of the following perspectives is most appropriately viewed from the microsociological level of analysis?
The typical patterns of a group, such as its usual relationships between men and women and students and teachers are referred to as ______________.
A status one earns is called a _______.
Bumper stickers such as "Proud parent of an honor student at Smallville Middle School" and "Warning: This driver convicted of DUI" are together, best described as _____________.
rites of passage
A position in society someone holds that cuts across all other statuses they hold, such as being a high ranking officer in the military, a college president, or convicted felon is referred to as their ___________.
Social __________ are the organized ways that each society develops to meet its basic needs.
Basic needs a society must meet in order to survive that include replacement of members, preserving order, and socializing new members are referred to as ____________.
Feminist theorists have used the __________ perspective to gain insight into how social institutions affect gender relations.
According to Durkheim, when a society increases in size, its division of labor becomes more specialized. People begin to depend on one another and become interdependent. This form of social cohesion he termed __________.
An "intimate community" in which members perform similar tasks and develop a feeling of shared consciousness, such as the Amish, would be classified as a/an ____________ society.
The interaction distance zone used for more formal interactions is ____________ distance.
The presentation of self in everyday life, also referred to as dramaturgy, was developed by ____________.
In communicating information about ourselves we use the social setting, our appearance, and our manner. Goffman would refer to these as ____________.
Ethnomethodologists study deeply embedded ___________ that individuals hold to better understand how people come to an understanding of how the world works.
According to the Thomas Theorem, our understanding of reality ______________.
is tied to our genetic background
increases as we grow older
depends completely on our gender
is socially constructed
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