Soci 1001 Test 2 Material

Soci 1001 Test 2 Material - 11/10/201007:01:00

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11/10/2010 07:01:00 Socialization and Social Identities: Geender and Race Agents: Media Toys and Games o Ex. Boy colors vs. girl colors Action figures vs. dolls Legos vs. ironing board School Work Family  Peers How successful are these socialization processes?  Socialization of Women Socially and Culturally steered away from athletics Fewer women in athletics and sports industries  o Toys are racialized = most are white Racialized Socialization  The doll study –  o The clip suggests that the white doll is superior and the nice doll while  the black doll is the bad one  o If you look at these images, then you see a strong consistency that this  is somehow about biology and there’s nothing you can do anything  about
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Structured Class Inequality What is class? o Income vs. structured position Class vs. Caste Patterns of structured class inequality Systems of Inequality Sets of social relationships built on a variety of the statuses we fill to which  societal members accord a great deal of meaning in everyday life. These have far-reaching consequences for the individual Systems of inequality can be based on statuses like gender, race, class, age,  able-bodiedness, sexual orientation, etc.  Class System A system of structured social inequality in which people’s status is determined  by the ownership and control of resources and on the kinds of work people  perform In a capitalist society, class location also affects life chances (the extent to  which people have access to important scarce resources) Caste System A system of structured social inequality in which people’s status is  permanently determined at birth based on their parents’ ascribed  characteristics Such a system affects individuals’ life chances as it determines access to  important and scarce resources Graphs on husky ct. census data
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Income inequality- rich getting richer while poor is getting poorer  middle  class squeezed between the two. 
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11/10/2010 07:01:00 You are a sex and you do a gender Sex – biological  o Immutable o Refers to categories of male or female, determined by fundamental  biological characteristics Carry the egg or carry the sperm cell  Gender – what you associate with  o Can change -> social construction  o Refers to the categories of masculine or feminine, determined by  societal expectations for behavior and ways of relating to others based  on sex  o Socially constructed  How many genders are there? 4 – Lorber says it
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Soci 1001 Test 2 Material - 11/10/201007:01:00

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