Unformatted text preview: life chances (hint: specifically in terms of deviating from the norms and ideals put forth in terms of the “American Dream” – so use examples from the documentary, how do the lived realities of the families in the video fit into or refute how dominant American ideas about the “American Dream”.) Also considering the 20/20 episode “Waiting for the world to change”, discuss the Weberian concept of “life chances” as it pertains to social class and inequality. How is it possible that a person can be both a conformist and a deviant? Explain, using 3 examples and 3 sociological concepts and theories. Using examples for the Movie Dream Worlds III (the music video documentary), discuss how Sut Jhally (the writer and producer of the film) links music videos to the construction of a certain type of masculinity. How do these constructions factor into gender violence....
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, child poverty rates, Poverty Absolute Poverty, poverty Deviance Sanctions