3.Religion as a Social Institution, sociology homework help

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Answer the following in 75-90 words each. Thanks

Consider and discuss the following questions:

1. Arranged Marriages

Explain why romantic love is considered a poor reason for marriage in cultures that support arranged marriages. After considering this explanation, do you think romantic love is a good reason to marry? Why or why not? Why is romantic love so prominent in American culture?

2. Family in the United States

We think of the "traditional family" as husband, wife, and two kids, with the wife staying home to raise the kids. Yet, this family pattern has not been the norm for most societies or for most of United States history. Why do we call this the traditional family? What benefits and costs are associated with this type of family?

3.Religion as a Social Institution

Consider a religion with which you are familiar and discuss some of its beliefs, behaviors, and norms. Discuss how these meet social needs.

4.Religion and Social Control

How does religion exercise social control in the everyday world? Why is religion as an institution important to the social structure of society?

5.Free Education in the United States

Do you believe free access to schools has achieved its intended goal? Why or why not?

6.School Busing and Diversity

Is busing a reasonable method of serving students from diverse backgrounds? If not, suggest and support an alternative.

7. Is there a power elite in the United States?

Think about who makes decisions and rules in society. Do you agree with Mills and Domhoff that there is a power elite behind the scenes, or do you think we all have an equal say in government policy? How does the idea of a power elite mesh or conflict with our ideas of democracy?

8.Economic Systems

Consider and discuss the following questions:

Think about laissez-faire capitalism and communism as opposite end points on a continuum. Why are these opposites? What economic systems are somewhere in between these two extremes? What kind of economy does the United States have? How does this affect our way of life?

Final Answer


Q1. Arranged Marriages
Why is romantic love considered as a poor logic for matrimony in cultures that back arranged
matrimony. With this consideration, do you consider romantic love as an excellent logic to
marry? Romantic love is so common in the American culture, why is this?
Q2. Family in United States
A traditional family is viewed as one consisting of wife, husband, and two kids, where the wife
solely stays home to bring up the kids. However, the traditional family pattern has not been the
criterion for most of USA societies. Why do we refer to this as traditional family? What pros and
cons are linked to this kind of family?
Q3. Religion as a Social Institution
Considering a religion that you are conversant with, explain some of its norms, behaviors,
beliefs, and how they meet social needs.
Q4. Religion and Social Control
Explain how religion exercise social control in the day-to-day world. Also, explain why religion
as an organization is important to the social structure of the society.
Q5. Free Education in the United States
Has free access to school achieved its intended goal? Explain why or why not.
Q6. School Busing and Diversity
Do you think busing is a logic way of attending to students from varying backgrounds? If
differing, propose and back an alternative.
Q7. Are There Power Elite in the United States?

Comprehending who imposes rules and decisions in society, do you support Mills and Domhoff
that there are hidden power elites or do you think we all have equal input in government policy.
Explain how the idea of a power elite conflicts with our idea of democracy.
Q8. Economic Systems
Comprehend communism and Laissez-faire capitalism as opposite extremes of a continuum.
Explain why they are opposites , what economic system are somewhere in between the two
extreme, what kind of economy the united states have, and how it affects our life.

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