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I have 9 questions and I need a paragraph for each one of them. I need the answer under each questions please Q1: How can we explain this paradox: ‘It is the deviants among us who hold society together’? Q2: Explain the difference between material and non-material culture, and provide an example for each. Q3: Parents of different social classes socialize children differently. For example, middleclass parents are more likely to stress independence and self-direction, whereas working-class parents prioritize obedience to external authority. Using this example, how does socialization through families potentially reproduce social inequality? Q4: Sociologist Georg Simmel wrote about the loss of sociability in cities. What does he mean by ‘sociability’ and how does this happen today? Draw on Simmel’s concept of the blasé attitude in your answer. Q5: Outline the social problems which emerged in the new suburbs of the 1950s. Q6: Critics of urbans sprawl and gentrification claim that community is transformed and eroded by these forms of development. Explain this argument and whether you agree or disagree with the position. Q7: Education has often been promoted as a social equalizer but many sociologists claim that it contributes to the transmission of inequality. What evidence or examples can you cite to support either one of these claims? Q8: Aging is a biological reality, yet it also has social, cultural and economic consequences. Explain some of the challenges aging populations in the US will present for individuals, families and broader society. Q9: Using examples, explain the relationship between political affiliation, geography, religion and socio-economic position in the US today. ...
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Q1: How can we explain this paradox: ‘It is the deviants among us who hold society
together'?
Ironically, it is the deviants who hold a society together. When individuals commit an act
of defiance, they break the moral codes that all members of the particular society are accustomed
to following. When these codes are broken, the society tries to repair the collective conscience of
the society. The repair is accomplished through approaches such as punishment or rehabilitation.
The moral code repair approaches, both formal like court hearings and informal like gossip bring
members of the society together and tighten the bond.
Q2: Explain the difference between material and non-material culture, and provide an
example for each.
Material culture includes the physical objects that can be touched, felt and seen and
defines the lifestyle of a particular group of people. For example, churches are physical objects
that can identify a society's Christian faith. Similarly, a presence of plantations and domestic
animals can define people's economic activities. Material culture connects people with their
physical environment and nature as well. They mostly entail human creations or production.
Non-material culture, on the other hand, is the non-physical aspects that define a people, for
example, beliefs, knowledge, morals, norms, ideas, at...

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