Lecture 31 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 11/05/07...

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SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 11/05/07 Lecture 31 Sharing or distribution of lecture notes, or sharing of your subscription, is ILLEGAL and will be prosecuted. Our non-profit, student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course LECTURE: Good morning everybody. My presentation for today has been thwarted by the failure of the projector to communicate with the laptop. We will have to postpone the last video until Wednesday. I can talk through those new power points, and they are up at resources. I will talk through the key points and then there was the announcement I sent around last night which covered many topics. I want to highlight a few of those topics. First of all, I have a room reserved from 12-1 on Wednesday in 473 Barrows. People who need to do a make-up peer review need to bring their tables and do an exchange, which should take 10 minutes. Come within that hour. I heard from the readers that you were fairly generous to each other. They did say that regardless of the scoring, the actual comments that people wrote were thoughtful and constructive. I am going to talk about paper two; where are the racial fault lines? In the hubbub about the reader a chapter seemed to not get included but after much ado, I managed to find my copy. I can email it and post it on bspace. Racial Fault Lines is a beautiful study on the construction of races in the 19 th century. What happened to the Latinos and Hispanics that had dominated the California population before the 1848 war which resulted in recession of Mexico’s land holdings above the Rio Grande? How did they go from the lords of the land to a subordinate route? When did the Asians start to arrive? This article handles individual stories for the groups well. The author shows what they did and what was done onto them—an important perspective to consider. I want you to think about this for your papers. Now that you have established some patterns or commonality between the racial groups and quintiles we can do some real sociology. Sociobiography was also “real,” but on the microlevel. Now, we are moving up to the systemic institutional level. Paper two is not about you and your informant anymore; it is about people like you and people like your informant. It is about inter-group differences, it is about quintiles and races and you and informant have determined which races and quintiles you are going to be analyzing in paper two. Moreover, you and your informant can provide some deep background hunches about which factors might be worth exploring in considering why is it that the offspring of different quintiles and different races are more or less likely than one another to be on the path to becoming college attenders. That is our operating question. Why is it, given the tables
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