Quiz Essay IV This week’s quiz essay reading is perhaps
Quiz Essay IV
This week’s quiz essay reading is
perhaps the most challenging literature you will read this term. I have
assigned Peralta’s (2010) “Raced and gendered reactions to the
deviance of drunkenness: A sociological analysis of race and gender disparities
in alcohol use” for a variety of reasons. First and foremost,
it is an excellent example of sociological research on social deviance.
Secondly, I hope that it will begin to stimulate your thinking toward the
themes of upcoming readings on race and gender.
What You Should Do
Read Chapter 6 from your textbook on
Read the above introduction to this quiz
if you have not yet done so. It
will tell you generally where my interests lie in assigning this reading.
Print out and read Peralta’s 2010 article
titled “Raced and gendered reactions to the deviance
of drunkenness: A sociological analysis of race and
gender disparities in alcohol use.” Because
this article may be somewhat difficult, it is imperative that you
take notes as you move through the article. It will
actually save you time in the end. The article can be found in
the eReserves link following the path: Content/Course
After you have read the article, write an
essay in which you address the following: a)
what is the “time out” hypothesis and how does Peralta’s
research refine it? b) briefly summarize what you feel to be Peralta’s most
important findings as they relate to differences between and among Blacks
and Whites, men and women? c) finally, explain what is
“sociological” about the research and findings?
Spell-check, grammar-check and edit your
essay and then submit it the assignments folder.