Civil Rights Movement another foundation of community organizing They usually

Civil rights movement another foundation of community

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Civil Rights Movement another foundation of community organizing They usually go door to door asking about issues that are important to you; usually democratic and in white w-c communities o Meet in community gathering places and choose issues to focus on Cold Anger: unfocused frustration and channeling it into social change strategy, rational anger, the anger of organizing o Bertha Lewis picketing the slumlord’s suburban home in Toledo, Ohio Hot anger: the anger of riots Community organizer: the expert who knows how to get people to a meeting, develop a strategy, and win a policy battle; most of all help the people learn how to do organize themselves o The people: choose the issue, develop a position, design a strategy and lead the public effort New models: social change without conflict (consensus organizing, community building), but its lacks politics Inside Job Movie Deregulation of free market Banks were insuring themselves multiple times o Still make $ if client loses; Henry Paulson doesn’t lose People advocating for free market are the ones earning the big bucks $$$ Causes people to lose homes, life savings, & predictability in life Culture- the way of life especially the general customs and beliefs of a particular group of people at a particular time Material Culture- all physical objects that people have borrowed, discovered, or invented and to which they have attached meaning Nonmaterial Culture- intangible human creations that we cannot identify directly through the senses; nonphysical creations
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12 o Beliefs- conceptions that people accept as true, concerning how the world operates and where the individual fits in relationship to others § Ex. religion o Values- general, shared conceptions of what is good, right, worthwhile, and important with regard to conduct, appearance, state of being o Norms- written and unwritten rules that specify behaviors appropriate and inappropriate to a particular social situation § Folkways- norms that apply to the mundane aspects of details of daily life Ex. don’t stare or point § Mores- norms that people define as critical to the wellbeing of a group; more fundamental Violations results in severe forms of punishment Ex. Do not murder, steal or cheat Represents the solutions that people of a society have worked out over time to meet their distinctive historical and geographical challenges o People are products of cultural experiences but not cultural replicas of one another o Culture is borrowed; culture changes Cultural Diffusion- the process by which an idea, an invention, or some other cultural item is borrowed from a foreign source >> globalization o Hyperglobalization (Pessimistic View)- globalization makes everyone the same; Americanization (homogenization) threatens other cultures and causes violent reactions from people defending their culture § Ex. Mcdonalds o Hyperglobalization (Opitimistic View)- globalization makes everyone the same; Americanization is the good, global spread of democratic ideals, creates better linkages b/w people; encourages global consumerism which
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