2-25 - adults do so • Many assume meanings of race are...

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SOCI 305 1 2/25/10 Children’s Lives; Constructing Race SOCI 305 Biological connection with sex, but very little biological connection with race Social construction o Historically when we have studied race and children, we presume that race is unstable and mature and cognitively developed people knew it when they saw it o Children manipulate information about race that is often different than the ways that
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Unformatted text preview: adults do so • Many assume meanings of race are stable and clearcut • These studies (Van Ausdale and Teagin; Lewis) tell us about the fictions of race; children’s interpretations are simply more fluid, while we think they are wrong • Race itself is not as clearcut as we think it is...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course SOCI 305 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Spring '10 term at USC.

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