Please answer each of the following sets of questions, numbering the corresponding answer paragraphs.  Your paper must be typed.  Use your own words to describe these concepts, explanations, processes, or ideas (not the definition from a textbook or copied from an online source) and construct your own examples.  Answers should be in paragraph form and not bullet points; please make sure to answer ALL questions “””””” IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LONG PAPER, ASEWRING THE QUIESTIONS WITH CLEAN ANSWER COULD DO THE WORK. SIMPLE ANSEWRS CAN WORK BUT FULL ANSWER”””””.

  1. Define the sociological imagination.  Provide an example of the sociological imagination.  Explain why this is an example of the sociological imagination.
  1. Why is it useful to analyze society from a variety of theoretical perspectives?  What are the 3 main theoretical perspectives in sociology?
  1. How does traditional society differ from modern society and how does this relate to the creation of sociology as a discipline?
  1. What are the strengths and weaknesses of using qualitative and quantitative research methods to study society?
  1. What is globalization and what is its impact on people in different parts of the world?
  1. Compare “ethnocentrism” to “cultural relativism.”  What are the limitations of each concept?
  1. Define “in-group” and “out-group.”  What does membership in an out-group indicate about access to power?  What are the functions of these groups?
  1. What is the difference between sex and gender and what implications does this have for gender differences in society?
  1. How is race socially constructed?  What are the consequences of our culture believing in this social construction?
  1. How does the social class a person is born into influence that person’s life outcomes and opportunities?

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