MC Sociology Worksheet

  1. Identify the theoretical perspective. If more than one of the theories applies, indicate all theories that apply. Then explain why (2 to 3 sentences)

(HOOKS, “MEN: COMRADES IN STRUGGLE”)

  1. Identify the theocratic perspective. If more than one of the theories applies, indicate all theories that apply. Then explain why (2 to 3 sentences)

(SEGRAVE, “THE PERFECT 10”)

  1. Identify the theocratic perspective. If more than one of the theories applies to indicate all theories that apply, then explain why (2 to 3 sentences)

(ENGLAND, SHAFER, AND FOGARTY, “HOOKING UP AND FORMING RELATIONSHIPS ON TODAY’S COLLEGE CAMPUSES”)

  1. Do a and b
  1. Explain what martin (becoming a gendered body: Practices of preschools) means by becoming a “gendered body” Be specific (1 to 3 sentences)
  2. List and describe three of the five sets of practices in preschool that lead to a gendered body. Note: make sure that you are describing the “broad” sets of practices instead of examples of one set (3-6 sentences)
  1. Describe how a global/transitional feminist would respond to burkas. Be sure that your answer also explains global/transnational feminism and explains what a burkas is (2 to 4 sentences)
  1. Identify one manifest function and one latent function of toys or games using an example of a toy or game shown in class (do not use a toy or game that we discussed in class but I did not show. NOTE: in your response be sure to talk about manifest and latent function (1 to 3 sentences)
  1. What is double jeopardy (also known as double disadvantage and double burden) After defining each concept indicate which theoretical perspective this concept applies to (1 to 2 sentences)
  1. What are the theoretical orientations of Alexander (“stylish hard bodies”)? Justify your answer. In addition, in your answer be sure to explain what branded masculinity is and how this concept fits or does not fit with the themes of masculinity described in class. (3 to 5 sentences)
  1. Do a, b, and c
  1. What pattern does Messner (“masculinities and athletic careers”) find between social class/race and athletic careers? Be specific about both high status/class and lower status/class men (2-4 sentences)
  2. Messner explicitly challenges/ refuses/ disagrees with two femininist perspectives. Identify one of these perspectives and describe messner’s criticism (1-3 sentences)
  3. Identify the theory/theories that messner agrees with. Briefly explain (1-3 sentences)
  1. Do a and b (4-8 sentences)
  1. In “falling back on plan b” what does gerson mean by “falling back on plan b”? Is the plan b the same for men and women? If so, why? If not, what are the different plan b’s for men vs women?
  2. What theoretical perspective fits plan b for men? If plan b is different for women what theoretical perspective fits their plan ? explain your answer.
  1. Do a, b, and c (5-8 sentences)
  1. Summarize robin lakoff’s argument about gender and communication. Indicate which theoretical perspective she holds (1-2 sentences)
  2. Summarize Deborah tannen’s argument about gender and communication. Be sure to list and describe the terms tannen uses to refer to men and women’s communication styles in your explanation. And indicate which theoretical perspective she holds (2-3 sentences)
  3. How would lakoff and tannen respond to the phenomenon of hedging? In your answer define the term hedging and specify whether men or women are more likely to use this technique (2-3 sentences)
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