SOCL 413W Session 7 Assignment

SOCL 413W Session 7 Assignment

Session Seven Assignment


Version of 11-7-20


The minimum word count for this assignment is 400 words; that is for the whole assignment and not for each question.


1. What role did the following entities play in the fictional story told by activist Rania O in 2084?


     a. oil


     b. the U.S. dollar


     c. social forums/transition forums


     d. the general strikes


     e. The Shift



2. What role does inequality play in a society’s tendency toward rigidity – that is, a tendency to not adapt to mounting problems and pressures?



3. Based on the assigned readings (or other sources available to you), how many strata can you identify in Costa Rican society? How do Costa Rican rates of poverty and unemployment, and rates of expenditures for education and health care compare with the corresponding rates in the USA? In terms of personal or family income, how do the two countries compare?



Submit the answers to these questions to me on Moodle by the end of the fall semester.