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Study Questions: Chapter 2

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1. What elements characterize sociological theory according to George Ritzer? Is there anything problematic about his definition? If so, what?

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2. What is the significance of Michel Foucault’s The Archaeology of Knowledge?

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3. What is standpoint theory?

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4. How does Erving Goffman’s sociology reflect Max Weber’s ideas about sociology?

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5. What is intersectionality theory and how has it advanced feminist theory?

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