If given the choice, would you purchase an unusual car such as a hearse for everyday use? How would your friends, family, or significant other react? Since deviance is culturally defined, most of the decisions we make are dependent on the reactions of others. Is there anything the people in your life encourage you to do that you don’t? Why don’t you?
Compare and contrast the modernization theory and dependency theory. Which do you think is more useful for explaining global inequality? Explain, using examples.
Pick one theoretical perspective: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, or feminism, and explain how they examine race and ethnicity. Provide an example of a research topic that would be explored using this theory, and discuss your reasoning.