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Unformatted text preview: Get June 30 th from Charity July 1, 2009 Patricia Hill Collins- Matrix of Domination In the history of social science there are two continuums of social thought. Feminists and civil rights. First feminists wanted to vote. Then equal education and equal pay. Civil rights fighting for the same thing. Patricia Collins movement started in 1990s Feminine mystif?- men are keeping us down. Patricia said wait! When you combine being a woman with being black the experience is different. Try combining the two! Didnt originally include sexuality. Just race, class and gender. Eventually inserted sexuality. Ch.11 Black feminist thought Functionalism =rationality- Rationality leads to chaos. - Rationality o Weber Iron cage of rationality o Rtizer- McDonalization of society- Examples o Drivers license- going to the DMV is hell! Horrible system bureaucracy- rules made to make something feasible makes it convoluted and hard to understand. o Producing cars- Ford Pinto. If you get rear ended the car explodes. Could either pay $11 per car to fix the cars or $200,000 per person who dies. In 1970s. made a profit over ppls lives!!! o Going out to eat- McDonalds wants you to eat their food, but they design seats so you dont stay long and they can seat more ppl. Or Quantity at sit down restaurants. Dehumanizing employees. o Being around ppl like you- segregation isnt always imposed. Being comfortable vs. being integrated. Do you maintain your cuklture or put yourself in the position where you might have more opportunities to advance in life. - Irrationality of Racial inequality o Dont find the best talent. 80% of jobs just because you know somebody o Aggravates social problems o Inhibits social change o Promotes disrespect of Authority &institutions (why would you respect a system that continually oppresses you?) Conflict Perspective- Understanding tension & inequality- Victim blaming o Malcolm Gladwell Outliers- Most ppl who make it big had better opportunities before making it big. We underplay the opportunities that we have been afforded in life. - System is set up to keep ppl down- Extra Credit- what of he says by tomorrow we have to go to Haile plantation and East side in Gainesville to see who has cheaper groceries. Analyze the selection. Then we get extra credit....
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