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Chapter 0: Introduction to sociology 2e

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This book is written for you and is based on the teaching and research experience of numerous sociologists. In today’s global socially networked world, the topic of sociology is more relevant than ever before. We hope that through this book, you will learn how simple, everyday human actions and interactions can change the world. In this book, you will find applications of sociology concepts that are relevant, current, and balanced.

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General approach

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. Although this text can be modified and reorganized to suit your needs, the standard version is organized so that topics are introduced conceptually, with relevant, everyday experiences.

Changes to the second edition

Part of the mission of the second edition update was to ensure the research, examples and concepts used in this textbook are current and relevant to today’s student. To this end, we have rewritten the introduction of each chapter to reflect the latest developments in sociology, history and global culture. In addition to new graphs and images, the reader of the second edition will find new feature boxes on a diverse array of topics, which has been one of the goals of the update—bringing the world into greater focus through case studies on global culture.

American Government belongs to the CLEP PREP Program. In taking this version of POLSC232, you will master the subject of American Government and Politics. This course is also designed to prepare you to take the CLEP exam in American Government. The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams are designed by the College Board, the organization which administers the AP and SAT exam programs you may have encountered or taken in high school. CLEP exams test for the mastery of college-level material that you may have acquired through any number of ways  college-level course instruction, independent study, work experience, or any other program of study you have pursued. In other words, CLEP exams are freestanding exams that any individual can pay to take in order to prove that he or she has mastered a given subject area at the college level.

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Question: One of the most significant victories of the gay rights movement in the past several years has been


the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

the repeal of the military policy "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

having civil unions recognized by federal law.

when California passed Proposition 8, a ballot initiative legalizing gay marriage in the state.

when the federal government legalized gay adoption.

Question: Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s statement about "shouting fire in a crowded theater" meant that


free speech is not constitutionally protected if it presents a clear and present danger to others.

it is legal to do so considering the particular circumstances of the situation.

these words could be used in a nation under wartime conditions.

an expansion on the scope of allowable speech was necessary.

it is constitutionally protected under the fighting words definition of free speech.

Question: The term ____ refers to the government's inability to censor a work before it is published.


gag order

Zenger rule

prior restraint

suppression injunction


Question: The first major Supreme Court decision to invoke privacy was


Roe v. Wade.

Miranda v. Arizona.

Marbury v. Madison.

Brown v. Board of Education.

Mapp v. Ohio.

Question: One of the most significant laws passed in favor of rights for the disabled was the


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Disability Awareness Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act.

the Equal Rights Amendment.

Disability Hardship Act.

Question: The success of the civil rights movements was due in large part to


violent protests.

litigation against segregationist laws.

the practice of civil disobedience.

a sympathetic public.

the notable inequality in public education between black and white schools.

Question: The first eight amendments to the Constitution focus on


individual rights.

the rights of state governments.

grievances against the King of England.

the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence.

freedom of expression.

Question: The most prevalent argument against affirmative action programs is that they


give preferential treatment to women, who already represent more than 50 percent of the population.

have forced schools to embrace multiculturalism as part of their academic curricula.

reward those who are less capable, regardless of race or gender.

are inherently unconstitutional.

advance the false assumption that segregation and discrimination still exist.

Question: One of the most important organizations that formed out of the women's rights movement was the


National Woman Suffrage Association.

Human Rights Campaign.

National Organization for Women.

US Women's Chamber of Commerce.

Women's Way.

Question: The first major dispute over free speech occurred with the passage of the


Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.

Embargo of 1807.

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Question: The president who advanced civil rights legislation more than any of his predecessors was


John F. Kennedy.

Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Lyndon Johnson.

Harry Truman.

Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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