Sociology Final (CH.13) Flashcards Essay

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A system of common beliefs and rituals centered on “sacred things” that unites believers and provides a sense of meaning and purpose is referred to as:
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religion
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compared to similarly situated modern industrial nation, religiosity in the united states is relatively low.
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false
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within a society, religion serves the purpose of establishing morals and values according to which sociological perspective?
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functionalist
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the phenomenon of war boosting economic economic productivity and employment is referred as:
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war economy
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in some areas, raped women are also considered dishonorable and may be shunned by the family and community.
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true
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the poor is always disadvantaged during war
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the social institution that organizes the ways in which a society produces, distributes, and consumes goods and services is known as:
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economy
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socialism is an economic system in which there is:
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government control of production
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higher wages for women benefits an entire family according to which sociological perspective?
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feminist
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cultural patterns define what is or is not healthy.
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true
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social inequality shapes a society’s patterns of health
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true
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health care and pharmaceutical products are commodities to be sold:
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conflict
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demography studies the size and composition of a society’s population
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true
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environmental racism does not exist in the united states
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false
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the responsibility of fertility should be a personal family decision only.
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feminist
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some societies change; others do not
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false
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religion
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A system of common beliefs and rituals centered on “sacred things” that unites believers and provides a sense of meaning and purpose
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faith
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Firm belief without logical proof
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religiosity
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The ways people demonstrate their religious beliefs.
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terrorism
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the calculated use of violence of the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.
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social change
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can take place on the micro or macro-level changes that occur throughout the social structure of an entire society

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