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Unformatted text preview: SOCY 1001: Test 2 Study Guide Recitation : Goffmans understanding of the self and implications of this understanding: overall approach o Dramaturgical analysis : all the worlds a stage and all the men and women merely players There is no single self, just the ensemble of roles we play in various social contexts Example: Waiting tables at a restaurant, CNN clip Front stage : politeness shown to customers on the floor Back stage : true feelings expressed to other servers in the back kitchen o Impression management : working to create a definition of self through social interaction o Conflict theory adds powers and reinforcement of inequality to understand interaction Why context matters: comfort, [status/role] expectations, conformity Reiman : A Crime by any other Name o Our idea of the typical crime/criminal act as a set of blinders o Typical Crime : one-on-one harm [either physical injury or loss of something valuable or both] o Typical Criminal : Young, tough, lower-class male; sets out to attack or rob some specific person Stratification : systematic process which individuals, groups , places categorized/ranked on scale of social worth. o Race : Institutional discrimination [racial profiling, loans denied] o Gender : gender discrimination [glass ceiling, second shift] o Class : access to resources o Sexuality Categories upon which people are ranked are socially constructed : Thomas theorem o If something is defined as real, it is real in its consequences; categories are socially constructed o Race, class, gender, sexuality matter for stratification: Increase/limit opportunities and life chances o Intersectionality : association with more than one category or group, thus affecting your rank o Life chances : critical set of potential social advantages. Ex: access to schooling, ability to feel safe o Privilege : opportunity is more readily available o Point of the privilege line exercise: to display how privilege affects stratification o Privilege difficult to discuss bc many do not consider themselves privileged/understand what privilege is Not earned, not fair, taken for granted o How does privilege either confirm or challenge dominant American ideals of meritocracy? Privilege challenges the idea of meritocracy [You are who you are based on your own merits] because privileges are unearned advantages. Not everyone is born at the same starting line or has to work as hard as others Ex: attending a public school with low funding vs. a private school with many opportunities Lecture : My definition of interaction : Two+ individuals purposefully relating to each other, structured around norms, roles, and statuses of varying degrees of clarity. Ex: internet and letter writing; book outdated Elements of social interaction: people assume others will share their interpretation of a situation o Shared assumptions create cues for behavior o Shared assumptions dictate what is appropriate...
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- Spring '07