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Unformatted text preview: Intro to Sociology Dr. Scott N. Brooks Announcements • Reading: Social Structure (Ch 4), Socialization (Ch 5), Groups and Societies (Ch 6), Obama (Preface 1-“my mother had left the cousin’s…) Review • Brooks’ idea of culture • Ethnography • Research is one’s own story One of my Favorites • Elijah Anderson – Ethnographer • Code of the Street – Street vs. Decent – Code-switching – Macro affects the micro – “When civil justice is weak, social justice is strong.” “You Can’t Look Poor” Cultural Consumption and Avoiding Stigma People in social groups act and present People in social groups act and present themselves in certain ways in order to get themselves in certain ways in order to get along, fit in or stand out; and kids in South along, fit in or stand out; and kids in South Philly are trying “not to look poor” because Philly are trying “not to look poor” because looking poor is not cool, there is a stigma looking poor is not cool, there is a stigma attached to looking poor....
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course SOCIOLOGY 168, 5 taught by Professor Abrutyn during the Summer '07 term at UC Riverside.

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l5 notes - Intro to Sociology Dr. Scott N. Brooks...

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