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Chapter 1 Minority group- subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than do the members of a dominant or majority group Minority= subordinate Majority= dominant Minority group has 5 characteristics- unequal treatment, distinguishing physical or cultural traits, involuntary membership, awareness of subordination and in group marriage -racial groups- due to physical differences -ethnic groups-culture language, origin religious groups and gender groups <<<4 types of minority groups -women suffer from double jeopardy because they belong to two separate minorities- racial or ethnic plus gender biological race- mistaken notion of a genetically isolated human group 1950 UNESCO Statement that race is a social myth not a biological phenomenon racism- doctrine that one race is superior racial formation- sociohistorical process which racial categories are created and destroyed sociology- systematic study of social behavior and human groups stratification- structured ranking of entire groups of pple that perpetuates unequal rewards
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course AHIS 282 taught by Professor Wittern during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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