sociology 2001 Chapter 9 notes

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Sociology 2001 Chapter 9 Notes SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF PREJUDICE Prejudice Prejudice is an attitude…. (Discrimination is an action) An irrational and rigid generalization about an entire category (based on race or ethnicity) Based on some stereotype. An ideology that allows for a denial of access to resources for minority groups Positive and negative Positive for majority group Negative for minority group Scapegoat theory Authoritarian personality theory Develops as a result of how people are socialized. Prejudicial attitudes are a personality trait A rigid person, does not believe in "shades of grey" Believe in ethnic/racial superiority Projection Theory Based on reference groups Find problems in others to feel better about themselves Scapegoat uses minority problem for their advantage (authority figure) Prejudice use minority problem to feel better Tends to be in majority group but not in most advantageous
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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