Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09022010

Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09022010 - • Filters to make...

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Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 2, 2010 Reading: Kendall – Framing Class : “Class Action in the Media” (Chapter 1) and Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Consumption” (Chapter 7) How Do We Think about Inequality? Announcements, current events Recap theoretical perspectives What are “frames’? Typical ways we think about class? VIDEO: The Real Housewives of D.C. Frames, assumptions, and implications TUESDAY: 1 st in-class essay; How is social class defined? Frame Shaping the way an audiences views things Contribute to social construction of inequality o Social construction – we actively create by what we see o Depends on time, location, and population Frames – shapes ways we see reality
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Unformatted text preview: • Filters to make sense of the world. • The choices made are influenced by one’s frame or emotional filters. • To clarify: When one seeks to explain an event, the understanding often depends on the frame referred to. o If a friend rapidly closes and opens an eye, we will respond very differently depending on whether we attribute this to a purely "physical" frame (s/he blinked) or to a social frame (s/he winked). Frame – Clip of video (Real Housewives) : What can be said of dialogue of consumption? • Conceited • Wild sense of entitlement • Jealousy • Men as purchasers • Location/yacht • Status/age Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 2, 2010 • superficiality...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOCI 360 taught by Professor Sternheimer,karen during the Fall '10 term at USC.

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