Social Problems Study List 2
Social Problems Study List 2 SOC 112-01
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STUDY LIST 2 SOCIAL PROBLEMS ESSAYS PREPARE ALL THREE FOR 15 POINTS EACH A Describe the implications of changing sexual mores The fall out of a family Fatherless children and increase of poverty Gender role changes disrupts marriage B Discuss the concern that women s rights people have about pornography Demeans women It changes their view or right and wrong dehumanizes women depicting them as mere sex objects little more than bodies to be abused and exploited for the pleasure of man C Explain why older people are treated with more respect in China than they are in the United States There ancestors are considered deity less industrialized and youth live very similar to what the elderly lived and find their knowledge relateable The United States has a less traditional society than China and has demeaned the elderly as incompetent invaluable and inactive people in society In China where the culture is more traditionally based and the country39s economic history did not move at such an industrial rate the elderly are treated with reverence respect and viewed as wise STUDY THE FOLLOWING LIST AND PREPARE TO FILL IN BLANKS FOR 1 POINT EACH Socialization the process of teaching the beliefs values and norms of society or adopt patternsbehaviors of surrounding culture Agents of Socializationorganizations within our society that help the process of socialization and shape basic beliefs and values ie Family Media Peers Religion School Social Structure Any relatively stable pattern of social behavior Any type of group the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships The people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships Kingsley Davis and Functionalism Universal and Persistent Existing everywhere resistant to change Everything serves a purpose Universal and Persistent Kingsley davis39s phrasemeans its tenacious and we can39t get rid of it therefore it is performing a function Johns and Tricks Customers of prostitution in prison Pimps a man who manages prostitutes in exchange for part of their earnings and gets money Hustlers Male prostitutes with male clients Gigolos Male prostitutes with female clients Jocker or Wolf Wants homosexuality would choose opposite sex if given the choice Must prove toughness to inmates Queens or Fags Effeminate homosexual gay prior to prison takes on feminine roles Punks engage in homo behavior based on weakness or pressure canteen punks trade sex for something amp pressured punks pressured into homo behavior Preyed on pressured into homosexuality through 1 Canteen trade money candy etc 2 Pressure rape Censorship Blocks things from the public Regulations limiting access to ideas and information Compelling State lnterest We as civilians allow the government to censor material Argument that taking away rights to protect the majority or the community s right Miller v California 1973 Supreme Court ruled that government could regulate the first amendment under the Three Pronged Test of obscenity A 1973 decision that avoided defining obscenity by holding that community standards be used to determine whether material is obscene in terms of appealing to a quotprurient interestquot and being quotpatently offensivequot and lacking in value HardCore pornography with violencegt very common among convicts for violence rape murder ect Ted Bundy an American serial killer rapist kidnapper and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls Influenced by hard core pornography and an inadequate mother Participant Observation A type of descriptive study in which the researcher is actively involved in the situation Symbolic interactionists use this to study systematically observe by joining in Bohemian Clubs Summer resorts Clubs for elite class Culture and Subcultures Culture things in common as a group Subculture group within a group Religion is a subculture in US Edwin Sutherland s Differential Association people commit crimes to fit into norms of a subculture Sexism Attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles Discrimination against a gender RacismBelief that one race is superior to another Prejudice the attitude of judging someone before you get to know them Covert Discrimination Subtle discrimination Businesses hire and advance a quottoken personquot but don39t really respect them Cooptation Marxist term for a person brought from the lower class and given legitimate power but the person is still discriminated against or used as a scapegoat Allocation of power throughout various political social and economic institutions TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Size factor in discrimination There are minorities that are very successful but the larger number is being left behind and they are who we notice more William Julius Wilson a black sociologist who said large numbers of people are being left behind and are not receiving educa on Ageism Discrimination based on age Dependency Ratio Ratio between people that are pulling out of the social security system and people that are putting in The number of people under the age of 15 and over age 64 compares to the number of people active in the labor force or The number of nonworking members compared to working members for a given population Social Death Separation from the rest of society cutting off from society reduction of population families abandoned elderly left in homes with no contact etc
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