Week 1 Checkpoint 2

Week 1 Checkpoint 2 - Week 1 Checkpoint 2: The Sociology of...

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Week 1 Checkpoint 2: The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity Description Key Term This group is the same as a subordinate group. A defining feature of this group is that its members have less control or power over their lives than do members of dominant groups. Minority group This describes the social structure between competing groups as defined by conflict or tension. An example would be the conflict that occurs between Haitians and United States citizens when Haitian refugees seek a new home in the United States. Conflict perspective This is a group with distinct national origins or cultural patterns. For example, Norwegian Americans belong to this type of group. Ethnic group Women are considered the social minority in the United States because they belong to this group, and are sometimes subject to prejudice and discrimination. Gender group This is the study of social behavior. A professional in this field may study intergroup relations between African Americans and Asian Americans, for example. Sociology
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 1 Checkpoint 2 - Week 1 Checkpoint 2: The Sociology of...

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