Approaches to Sociological Analysis Questions.
Discuss the strengths and limitations of positivist, interpretivist, and other approaches to sociological analysis.
2.What does it mean to be a “neighbor” in the cultural understandings of Americans? What has the pandemic shown us about just who is and is not our “neighbor?”
3.Topic: When F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “The rich are different than you and me,” Ernest Hemingway responded, “Yes, they have more money.” Is there a difference between a merely quantitative distinction and whatever Fitzgerald meant when he claimed the rich are “different”? Has the pandemic brought out any significant social-structural or qualitative differences between the rich and everyone else?
4. Topic: What has been the impact of the huge expansion of digital communications media? What has the pandemic revealed about the uses and abuses of these new methods of communication?