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1.Schaefer (2011) defines a post-modern society as a technologically sophisticated society that is preoccupied with consumer goods and media images (p. 126). In your opinion, is the United States a post-modern society? Why or why not? Are you preoccupied with consumer goods and media images? Why or why not?

2.Compare the contributions of two pioneers in sociology, choosing two from the following list: Comte, Martineau, Spencer, Durkheim, Weber, Marx, DuBois, Cooley, Addams, Merton, Boudieu, or Wells-Barnett. Which sociologist do you believe made the most important contribution? Why? Defend your view.

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The solution discusses whether the United States an example of a postmodern society.

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In my opinion the United States is indeed a postmodern society, due to the fact that it is among the most technologically sophisticated societies, as well as the fact that this nation is filled with consumers who are preoccupied with obtaining consumer goods. In addition, the citizens of the United States ...

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