SOCI Lecture Notes 1202

SOCI Lecture Notes 1202 - SOCI Lecture Notes 12/02/10...

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SOCI Lecture Notes 12/02/10 *review Schilt slides updated on webCT Intersectionality - Gender, race/ethnicity, and social class shape life chances in intersecting ways - The experience of being a member of a particular racial group or being a man (or a woman) is not varies depending on other categories Life chances differ for: - women and men depending on race, social class, and sexual ID - members of a racial/ethnic group depending on gender, social class, etc. - members of a social class depending on race, gender, etc. Life chances for men differ by race Univ. of MD study: Asian American men received lower returns on their human capital than white men. Within the same social class, Asians not compensated as highly for education and experience. Univ. of MD study on Chinese Americans in CA based on 2006 Census Data. LA Times, 11-14-08 http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la- na-chinese14-2008nov14,0,2553767.story Schilt: 1/3 of transmen in study did not receive male advantage: especially Asian American and African American men. White men more fully conform to cultural structure of hegemonic masculinity and reap those dividends ($) (Schilt, Hamilton) Ray & Rosow: Experience of male privilege differs by race within one college Greek scene - Black fraternity men have a more romantic, human-connection approach to women. Blacks were more concerned about their reputations so they comported themselves differently; they were minorities - White fraternity men have a more sexually objectifying, anonymous approach to women Social structural reasons: •smaller size of black community, more connections, less anonymity •minorities are under more scrutiny, aware of negative stereotypes, more concerned about their reputations Hamilton: Life chances for women vary depending on sexual identity, race & class within 1 college Greek scene Previous research: Homophobia central to development of certain masculine selves, if men embrace the hegemonic masculinity cultural ideal, that includes a repudiation of anything associated with femininity (gay men = example), including men perceived as not masculine Natural consequence = homophobia
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Hamilton: Homophobia also central to development of some women’s identity, if they embrace the emphasized femininity cultural ideal. Hamilton studied women’s “party dorm” connected to Greek scene in Midwestern U.
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Blair-loy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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