SOCI 150 - Notes Pt.4

SOCI 150 - Notes Pt.4 - SOCI 150: Social Problems Social...

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SOCI 150: Social Problems Social Inequality I. Social Stratification a. Racial Inequalities b. Economic (Social Class) Inequalities c. Gender Inequalities II. Sociology of Superordinates (Studying “Up” as Opposed to Studying the Less Privileged) a. Studying the upper class (C. Wright Mills “The Power Elite” 1956) b. Studying men and masculinity c. Studying heterosexuality d. Studying whiteness e. Example : Columbus Day used to be a national holiday but now, it is demoted. f. “The problem of the 20 th century is the problem of the color line” – W.E.B. Dubois The Souls of Black Folk f.i. The minority develop a double consciousness as a mean for survival; they have to know how to fit in. III.Privilege a. “White Privilege: The Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh (see handout) a.i. Can move anywhere. a.ii. Can go anywhere without being harassed. b. “White Men on Race” b.i. Privilege (p. 9) b.ii. Sincere fictions (p. 10,12) IV. Gender Stereotypes a. Male Professor a.i.
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SOCI 150 - Notes Pt.4 - SOCI 150: Social Problems Social...

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