Sociology Essay test

Essay Test

Answer the following questions. For the first question, your answer should be written in a 5-paragraph essay or similar format. Questions 2 and 3 can be answered using a full paragraph.

  1. Classical sociological theory arose in the nineteenth century, in the aftermath of the American and French Revolutions and during the Industrial Revolution. Summarize how the theories of Karl Marx, Émile Durkheim, and Max Weber all reflect a concern for the consequences of modern life.
  2. According to Erving Goffman’s theory of dramaturgy, why might you dress differently for a date than you would for sociology class?
  3. According to conflict theory, how do most major social institutions remain integrated into the economy and therefore reinforce the class structure?