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Unformatted text preview: physical characteristics. As such race is insidiously confusing because it appears to reside within the individual, when it actually resides in society DuBois’ “double-consciousness” • African Americans have two selves !) how whites view them versus 2) how they view themselves more generally (referenced in essay on black suburbs by Karyn Lacy) • Dubois concept is related to George Herbert Mead’s theory of the generalized other: that the fully developed self is defined in relation to a community of people, and this is composed not just of individuals, but of individual types • Mead’s concept is based on evidence about how children acquire language, and how adults mature intellectually •...
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2007 for the course D SOC 101 taught by Professor Hirschl,t. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.
- Fall '06
- Sociology, rewards Social class, stratification roder, human genome Race, social change Race