Just World Fallacy

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01/05/2008 10:34:00 Just World Fallacy:  Defintion  our tendency to believe that he world is a fair, just place Example: - nazi persecutions increased anti-semitism in US - we all feel she asked for it by the way she was dressed - mynihan report, by a US senator in 1965 - American dream? Functions: - Legitimize our inaction against inequality - Legitimize the benefits we get from inequality Racism Sexism Capitalism Heterosexism, etc  Capitalism:      - a mode of production (a specific way things are produced) - a commodities are sold in a market to increase the capital Goal: to increase the capital  To profit there for anything else is of no interest  The ideology of racial superiority… The native “other” is constructed as ‘inferior’,  ‘subhuman’, ‘savage’, ‘barbarian’… 
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.

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