Societies in which ascribed statuses have been prevalent include.
estate systems in feudal Europe
industrial societies like the United States
occupationally-based caste systems as in pre-modern India
A and C only
Pierre Bourdieu's theoretical perspective makes use of the concept of capital Which of the following is not part of his scheme?
Structural functionalism draws its inspiration primarily from the ideas of.
All of these
In modern societies social status is typically measured by a person's.
Which of the following is not part of the argument made against globalization by sceptics?
regionalization is occurring not globalization
economic globalization is occurring not political globalization
trading blocs are effective not a global economy
national governments are most significant not international institutions
Mistreatment or abuse of children.
occurs with greater frequency in extended families
occurs less frequently in extended families
is a function of social class
happens only in industrial societies
Master status refers to.
the attainment of recognized excellence
a dominant position in a relationship
the most widely recognized among several positions
the position from which all other positions are derived
instruments for limiting governmental power
possible only in industrial societies
characteristic of democracies only
According to the World Health Organization which of these is NOT a main cause of chronic disease and long-term impairments in developing countries?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a post-industrial society?
Increasing numbers of workers are employed in the service sector
Many processes in the work place are automated
Economic self-sufficiency is displaced by complex divisions of labour exchange relationships and national and international market systems
Changes are accompanied by the knowledge explosion based on the creation processing and distribution of knowledge
Which one of the following is not true of caste system?
Status of a person is decided by his birth.
Caste decides code of behaviour.
Caste has punitive power.
caste does not touch the problem of taboos.
Placing workers and machines in one building is called.
exploitation of the proletariat
The political process.
allows those representing minority views to try to become the majority
favors those representing majority views
allows those in positions of power to ignore the people's wishes
none of the above
cultural domination of an ethnic group.
the evaluation of ther cultures with the measuring rod prevailing in one's own culture.
None of these
Both of these
C.Wright Mills maintains that the nation is really ruled by.
a power elite
representatives of the people
the participants in the political process
What do separatist movements around the world seek to achieve?
recognition of the equal rights of an ethnic group within a nation state
the creation of an independent nation state
the expulsion of an ethnic group from a disputed region
acceptance of an ethnic group's that to use a separate minority language
The socializer is also called socializing agent and socializee is also called.
object of socializing process
None of these
In rural Pakistan a person must marry within his or her caste This custom is called.
The 'collective bargaining' usually centre around
Share in profit, job security and good working conditions
Job satisfaction, job security and new technology
Exploitation, profit generation and reinvestment
Corporate responsibility, global networking and profit sharing
According to sociologists concept of Historical Materialism was established in
The American ideology
The European ideology
The Garman ideology
None of the above
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