Lesson 13 - SOCIOLOGY 101 On Line
CHAPTER 13 – Social Structure and Society
Study Assignment: Read chapter 13 – Sociology 101 by Jon Shepard
After careful study of this chapter, you will be able to:
1. Functionalism and conflict theory each has a unique perspective on the nature and purpose of the nation-state. Do you think that one of these perspectives more accurately describes American society that the other? Why or why not?
2. Define the concept of the power elite. Is American society best characterized as a pluralist society or a society controlled by a power elite? Defend your position.
3. Distinguish between the two global cultures of capitalism. Do you envision a convergence of these two approaches to capitalism within the rapidly developing global marketplace? Support your viewpoint.