17 - Mexican Americans and Education March 30 - April 1,...

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Mexican Americans and Education March 30 - April 1, 2011
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Social Status and Inequality Status : a culturally position in the social order Norms : culturally defined behavioral expectations or rules of conduct Norms both link and separate one status from another A person’s status defines how they are expected to behave (norms)
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Social Status and Inequality Structural inequality: differences in status result in social, political and economic inequality Dominant values present the social order as natural, and undermines the practice of domination in society Norms and role are critical in maintaining both status and the social order Various levels of inequality exist between status groups
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Learning Capitalist Culture An ethnography of a South Texas town during the Chicano Movement Focus on young people and schooling Foley describes football players, “all-stars”, nobodies, nerds and vatos There is a social hierarchy based on the importance of these different status groups Hierarchy: Anglos above Mexicans, rich above poor, Athletes above the band, & men above women
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Learning Capitalist Culture The school is an institution that reproduces social inequality, roles and status The school is also a site where young people learn and internalize facets of American culture North Town’s past is shaped by tense racial relations and segregation (Mexican town and Anglo town) North Town is 85% Mexicano
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Learning Capitalist Culture North Town Political Groups Mexicanos:
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course MAS 318 taught by Professor Guera during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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