Introduction and Theories of Inequality

Introduction and Theories of Inequality - DIVERSITY AND...

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Unformatted text preview: DIVERSITY AND INEQUALITY SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF HUMAN SOCIETIES AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR 1. IMPLICIT IN THIS DEFINITION IS THAT OUR BEHAVIOR, TO A LARGE EXTENT, IS INFLUENCED BY OTHERS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT 2. DEFINITION SUGGESTS WE STUDY SOCIETIES AND BEHAVIORS SCIENTIFICALLY CONTRADICTIONS IN WHAT WE BELIEVE INCONVENIENT FACTS COINED BY C. WRIGHT MILLS REFERS TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LARGER SOCIAL FORCES AND PERSONAL LIVES. WHEN WE FAIL TO EMPLOY THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION WE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THE TRUE ORIGINS AND CHARACTER OF THE PROBLEMS WE FACE SOCIOLOGISTS CANT PREDICT THE BEHAVIOR OF AN INDIVIDUAL. WE CAN, HOWEVER, MAKE PREDICTIONS ABOUT AGGREGATE BEHAVIOR. Term conceptualized by Patricia Hill Collins There interlocking levels of domination that result from how we conceptualize race, class and gender. Requires us to analyze and criticize existing systems of power and privilege And finally, to understand that these systems are hierarchical...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course SMTHG IDK taught by Professor Prfsr during the Spring '10 term at University of Louisville.

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