This essay accomplishes two goals: 1) Reinforcing the concepts of sociological

This essay accomplishes two goals:
1) Reinforcing the concepts of sociological

This essay accomplishes two goals:
1) Reinforcing the concepts of sociological status (race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, disability, rurality)
2) Practicing for Discussion posts and the Position Paper later in the semester.
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For this assignment, you will review the readings from Week 1 of class:
1) The Sociological Imagination (1959) – The Promise – by C. Wright Mills
2) OpenStax Open Access Sociology Textbook Chapter 11.1 & 11.3 – Race & Ethnicity, Prejudice & Discrimination
3) OpenStax Chapter 12.1 – Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation
4) OpenStax Chapter 9.1 – First section only – Socioeconomic Status
5) OpenStax Chapter 19.3 (“Disability” section only) – Disability
Based on these readings and lecture notes, you will write a 2-3 page double-spaced essay that answers the following questions:
In a few sentences (no more than one brief paragraph): Summarize what are “troubles” and “issues” according to Mills. How do “troubles” and “issues” help us think about the social world like sociologists?
In 1-2 sentences per term, define the following sociological status terms: race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, disability, rurality.
Define intersectionality (1-2 sentences).
Choose one example related to corrections or criminal justice from class discussions/readings and:
Explain how your example has different consequences/implications/challenges for people in one of the different status groups you defined.
Name one intersectional implication of your chosen example.
In just a few sentences, explain how this status-based, sociological understanding of corrections is different than a non-status-based, non-sociological understanding. (In other words, what is the value of thinking sociologically about corrections?)

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