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First 5 weeks notes - Soc63 Week2 19:08 construction o o

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Week 2 19:08 When you find books about race ethnicity and nationality have a same social  construction. They are political construction- constructed by political authorities   o Political authorities is those who holds state power- ability to make laws o Government- it’s the form the state power can take. Racism- a system of political and economic inequality. 1. Is racism mainly a matter of  Interpersonal relations Institutional discrimination Control of labor for purposes of exploitation? Discrimination – to make a diff in treatment or favor other then individual merit.  Exploitation- an unjust use of another person for ones own profit or advantage. 2. Is there a relationship between economics and racism? If yes, what? 3. How does you class position affect your perception of racism? 4. To explore hidden assumption about racism, switch categories  5. Are ethnic groups really groups or simply categories?  6. Should we accept uncritically the language of race? Common words in race and ethnicity “ Community” “Relations” read first Steinberg essay “People of color” “Privileged” “Hate” (e.g. hate crime) “Nation” 7.what is more important- the actions of individuals or action of states? 8.What is more significant in the perpetual of racism? Hatred?
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