dsoc 10_21_Notes - dsoc 101 16/02/2009 12:10:00 Why Study...

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dsoc 101 16/02/2009 13:10:00 Why Study Race Understand the social world Make informed choices Civil war – transfer of property to slaves from owners of plantation  revolution Katz-Fishman/Scott essay Example of historical materialism: relative status of Jews and African- Americans determined by economic system (read it) o Automobile plant employed 85,000 workers, majority blacks Organized and political  Scott led Strike that shut down Chrysler corporation with  mainly group of African-american workers Said that he could no longer go to a Chrysler plant  How people fine themselves in class system Electronic Revolution: J. Robert Openheimer (1964):  The cybernation revolution has been brought about by the combination of the  computer and automated sefregulating machine. Results in a systsem of  almost unlimited productive capacity which requires progressively less human  labor o Directly effects black workers who are mostly involved in human  labor…jobs are going to go away…white workers hit eventually by this Norbert Weiner (1950): the automatic machine is the precise economic  equivalent of slave labor. Any labor that copeter with this machine  labor must  accept the economic consequences of slave labor
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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