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December_10 - COM 204 Key questions MarxismHow do economics...

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COM 204 10-Dec-09 Key questions Marxism—How do economics affect consciousness? Feminisms—How does gender affect consciousness? Race—How does race affect consciousness? Race vs. Culture The distinction between race and culture is blurred In both cases, judgments are made based on perceived physical differences o Based on what you’ve seen on TV and in the movies, what race do Mafia members belong to? White humans, not Italian—that’s culture not race What is race? Powerful and divisive social construction Based upon perceived physical biological differences The kinds of categories on the SAT—Black/African-American, White/Caucasian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, etc. Standpoint Theory “The social groups within which we are located powerfully shape what we experience and know as well as how we understand and communicate with ourselves, others, and the world.” (Harding and Wood, 1997). o
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