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Outline 2-20 Next up – RL 2: assigned readings are Roberto Gonzales, Lives in Limbo , and Herbert Blumer, “Race Prejudice as a Sense of Group Position.” – due on W, Feb., 27. Readings for the week. Understanding the constructed nature of race – If a situation like the alleged, but false, sense of natural differences among “races” is believed to be real, race becomes real in its consequences in lives of persons in real time. o Race is not biological but something that is invented by humans – o Race is something that is “learned” o Racial identities are contextual and acquired, and not simply expressions of some essence o Language and interaction are key vehicles for racial formation. Berger and Luckman on the interactive production of reality and the “socialization” of the individual to its term. The Desert Island Scenario – externalization; objectivation; internalization Features of “Socialization”

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