Short Answer Questions
1) (Answer in one or two paragraphs for each)
Based on your readings, in class lectures, notes and discussions, in one to two paragraphs for each, describe and explain the analytical tenets of a) Structural Functionalism; b) Symbolic Interactionism; and c) Conflict Theory.
2) (Answer in one or two paragraphs for each)
For each approach, choose the assigned reading that best exemplifies the perspective (you should choose a distinct article for each approach). In two paragraphs for each perspective, explain in what way the distinct article you have chosen exemplifies the given approach.
Barker and Feiner, “Liberating Economics”
C. Wright Mills “The Power Elite”
“Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 1” and “Generation Like”
“Inequality for All”
“Mothers of East L.A.”
Karin Martin, “Becoming a Gendered Body”
Marx, Engels and the Critical and Conflict Approach Options Menu: Forum
Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 3
“Some Principles of Stratification”
“The Saints and the Roughnecks”