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Unformatted text preview: located in society (physical places, “prestige” places, etc) Importance of a global sociological imagination—we are inextricably tied to the world, as we learned as recently as 9/11—can no longer retreat behind our oceans Defines • Race —(vs. color) people treated socially—people distinguished by skin color/physical characteristics • Gender —(vs. sex) how people are treated socially as a result of their biological construction • Sexual Preference —an expansion of gender since it creates identities and stereotypes, and is certainly a contentious issue today • Ethnicity (vs. birthplace)—cultural heritage, identity or ideology • Class —economic status in relation to means of production—multiple, and controversial, definitions—social stratification—status and prestige • Age —numerical years vs. cultural assumptions • Religion —a controversial topic and some question whether it really belongs on this main list...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10