Sociology

UO Sociology 204

Rank the steps in the looking glass self in the correct order from first to last 1. We imagine how we present ourselves to others 2. We imagine how others evaluate us 3. We develop feeling about ourselves as a result of various impressions In George Herbert Meads stages of the self, children become more […]

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Sociology200 final

1. A social category of people who share a common culture (i.e., language, national background or religion) is referred to as a(n) _____. a. minority group b. dominant group c. racial group d. ethnic group d. ethnic group 2. In order for a group to be considered an ethnic group they must a. look different […]

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An investigation into the link between social class and health

I have decided to do my coursework on this title because I would like to investigate if there is difference or link in health between social classes and how a person’s social class affects their health. Social class is an open system of stratification consisting of broad groups of people who share a similar economic […]

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The view that health inequalities can be explained by lifestyle choices made by different social groups

During the last century the general consensus in the western world has regarded medical advancement as the main reason for improvements in society’s health. This media fuelled conception has led the public to believe that we are able to ‘control’ the human body and can predict mortality with healthy choices adopted from scientific research which […]

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How far sociologists would agree the usefulness of the OCS in measuring and understanding crime and deviance in society

In this essay, reasons as to why sociologists would, and wouldn’t agree that OCS is useful in understanding crime and deviance in society will be explored, leading to the essay question successful answered. There are many reasons in which sociologists would NOT agree the usefulness of the OCS in measuring and understanding crime and deviance. […]

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The success and motives of children

Aspirations and whether role models have an effect on the success and motives of children has been researched by a number of different sociologists and reporters, dating back to the 1970’s. In 1976 Sue Sharpe wrote a report on working class girls in London, looking at girls priorities. She found that the girls in London […]

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Sex generalisations and stereotypes

As early as 1847, women were described in terms of appearance rather than character traits or achievements, and this can be seen in Mr. Rochester’s description of Blanche Ingram in ‘Jane Eyre’ (1847); “a strapper, a real strapper, Jane: big, brown, and buxom.” This is a frequently used stereotypical view of women, and in my […]

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Linguistic strategies

Since the 1970’s there has been a huge increase in interest regarding the sociological significances of male and female use of language. Various studies have suggested that male usage of certain linguistic strategies can be interpreted as imposing dominance onto mixed sex conversations. Male use of; interruptions, overlaps, delayed or non-existent minimal responses and greater […]

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How the Results were obtained

Firstly the data was sorted in ascending order by the categories ‘male’ and ‘married’. This helped find where the boundaries for the four categories were. It was found that: * Single males lie between 3976-5664 * Married males lie between 5665-7641 * Single females lie between 1-1863 * Married females lie between 1864-3975 Using the […]

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How society and the agents of society have persuaded the world’s population to judge ourselves as lower than others

A major problem today is how society and the agents of society have persuaded the world’s population to judge ourselves as lower than others. Alicia Moore’s (Pink) song “Don’t Let Me Get Me” depicts this problem. The following paper describes the problem through socialization, family as an agent of socialization, gender, mass media, and roles. […]

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