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Sociology 1 Lecture10

Sociology 1 Lecture10 - Sociology 1 Lecture 10 12:31:00 PM...

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Sociology 1 Lecture 10 12/02/2008 14:31:00 Important terms Social constructionism:  The concept that taken for granted social categories  (like race and gender) do not exist biologically, but only through social  interaction; they gain social importance as people use them to construct their  social lives Social construction of race: the process by which people learn to define a  group (their own or others) based on physical markers, and on historical and  cultural factors Defining Race—Race and ethnicity are NOT the same thing Race—a system of ranking people into categories based on physical  characteristics, usually entailing social conflicts and differing interests Racialization—the process by which understandings of race are used to  classify individuals and groups Racial formation—socio-historical process by which racial categories are  created, inhabited, transformed, and destroyed.
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