Culture, Sub Culture and Counter Culture: Respond to these questions as practice for upcoming online instructions due 3/24 for 5 extra credit points). Both the questions below and the 2 (not more than 3 pages) reflection on culture will be worth 5 extra points – handy if you have missed previous class sessions, need to make or catch up on any previously due work etc.
Read the sections from your openstax and Alapo text books, the journal articles, videos or summaries posted below. Reflect on all the wonderful discussion on culture that we have had in the classroom since the beginning of the semester then and respond to any 2 of the following questions. Explain why you did not select any of the other responses.
Questions on section 3.4 Theoretical Perspectives on Culture
- What theoretical perspective views society as having a system of interdependent inherently connected parts? Explain the response and compare and contrast your selection to the other perspectives. a) Sociobiology b) Functionalism c) Conflict theory d) Ethnocentrism.
2. A sociologist conducts research into the ways that Hispanic American students are historically underprivileged in the U.S. education system. What theoretical approach is the sociologist using? Explain the response and compare and contrast your selection to the other perspectives a) Symbolic interactionism b) Functionalism c) Conflict theory d) Ethnocentrism
4. The “American Dream”—the notion that anybody can be successful and rich if they work hard enough—is most commonly associated with which sociological theory? a) Sociobiology b) Functionalism c) Conflict theory d) Ethnocentrism. Explain the response and compare and contrast your selection to the other perspectives
5) The American flag is a material object that denotes the United States of America; however, there are certain connotations that many associate with the flag, like bravery and freedom. In this example, what are bravery and freedom? Explain what each of these may mean in relation to the statement above. a) Symbols b) Language c) Material cultured) Nonmaterial culture. Explain the response and compare and contrast your selection to the other perspectives.
Instructions to post on openlab
To post your hw, go to the plus sign at the top of the site > type a title and type the body of your post > choose category “HW 3 Due 3/24” on the right > publish. Use your class notes, videos and reading as references.
Read: Open Stax ch. 3, Alapo, ch. 6.
- Journal Article on Culture and Leadership in the 21st Century
- Week 3 reading on Culture
- Week 4 reading on Pop Culture, Counter Culture and Sub Culture
- How Beliefs and Values Define Culture
- Cultures, Subcultures and Counter Cultures
- Symbols, Values and Norms
- Norms: folkways, mores, laws, taboo
- Taboos around the world