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Expanded Study Guide Racial Formation: What are the three components? 1. Racial Ideology- informs the racial classification scheme -Etiquette- presentation of self; -Goffman’s Labeling Theory of Deviance -also Goffman’s dramaturgy/impression-management -Racial Beliefs -W.I. Thomas: “if men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.” -Stereotypes -authenticity -self-fulfilling prophecy 2. Racial Classification- reinforces and reifies ideology -Develops slowly over time -Requires categorization (exhaustive & mutually exclusive) -No fixed/finite/biological boundaries, guidelines are vague, contradictory, unevenly applied, and subject to change 3. Racial Identity *double consciousness (duBois)* DONNAE -Social -Self How does language perpetuate dominant gender & race norms? How does language reflect reality? -Harmless phrases like “that’s so gay,” etc. educate us about society’s norms: gay=dumb -Perpetuates stereotypes Define Assimilation Process in which formerly distinct and separate groups come to share a common
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 323 taught by Professor Real during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisville.

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