QS Ch4: Why be Queer?
-summary of argument
-pg. 59Sedgewick 1990: dilemma of whether queerness exists in us all
-queer theory: why do we think of the divide between heterosexuals and gay people? How did it
get that way?
Works and Views
Griffin & Miller
Crime-Control Theatre - the phenomenon that moral panic runs
rampant when we concern ourselves with crimes of sex, violence and
children. The mass media construct a social mythology about the
pervasive threat to chi
Chapter 6 Sickness and Stigmatization
The largest and most rapidly growing portion of Canadas gross national product is devoted to
Good health=mental health + physical health
In World Health Organization (WHO) good health is general well-bein
Perfect worlds, little similarity: Platos Republic (deeply unequal, ruled by philosopher kings),
Atlantis, El Dorado, Marxs communist state, Owens New Harmony
Why does inequality persist?
1. inequality is natural and inevitable
Chapter 15: Is There Justice for Young People?
By: Bryan Hogeveen
WHAT IS JUSTICE?
-The bureaucratic structure for administering the legal process
-It suggests a connection with law-and-order campaigns in which the victims declare that they are owed retri
Chapter 16: Should Policing Be Privatized?
By: Curtis Clarke
POLICING: A BRIEF EXPLANATION
-A process of regulating and ordering contemporary societies and individuals
-Governance and policing are used as terms to denote governmental strategies originatio
QS Chp 2
Sociologists havent shown much interest in the study of identities as social projects
Feminists argue that this reflects the fact that socially dominant groups tend to
mistake their own identity for the natural norm
Women were among the first
Chapter 8 War and Destruction
Robert Owen believes equality could be achieved gradually, sympathetically, however, he does
not consider war.
Konrad Lorenze: Psychology, biology->war as human extension of animal behaviour.
Critics: not all are equally warl
Immigration to Canada is non-random
o Immigration is a structured process, shaped mainly by Canadian immigration and refugee
o Immigration law and policy is potentially the principal barrier to achieving citizenship
o Immigration law and policy
Chapter 19: What is Sovereignty in Quebec?
1) Proponents of sovereignty - argue that Quebec has long suffered oppression at the hand
of the British Empire and Canada, and would be better off as an independent country
Necessity of independenc
Chapter 18: What is Sovereignty for Indigenous People?
by Patricia Monture
Agreements about European settlers and First Nations people sharing land in Canada are
known as The Numbered Treaties (aka post-Confederation treaties)
Chapter 17: Why are Women Going to Prison?
by Kelly Hannah-Moffat
Women are the fastest growing prison population worldwide
More than half a million women and girls across the world are imprisoned as either:
QS Chapter 13 - Social Welfare
Canadians have decided that social welfare is viable and should survive
Demands for public social programs, assess quality of govt in providing such
services, and expect legislation and state actions to reflect and enforce
Kathy Charmaz - author of Good Days, Bad Days
disability undermines ability to make plans and carry them out, undermines sense of future, undermines
self as unique and independent
aging has a huge effect as well in determining our ability to play chose
Chapter 4: Why be Queer:
Queerness cannot be assigned as a trait of other people
Looking through queer optic tells us a lot about how the world is organized and affects everyone
We all queer some people and not others
Chapter 5 Victimization: Neighbourhoods and Sexualities (23 questions)
More than a headline
- Jamie Hubley - openly gay student at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School committed suicide on
October 17, 2011. case gained headlines because father was public figure
HOI Chapter 7: Crime and Punishment
Criminal behaviour is a result of social injustice: the more unequal a society, the more people
will commit crimes, be victimized and punished for it
Sutherland (Theory of Differential Association)
People break th
Chapter 6: What does Mental Illness Mean?
How do we know mental illness?
Medical Model: looks for a single, tech explanation for a problem and ignores the social
circumstances that bring about distress/crisis
Tuke/Pinel: Came up with modern day asylum an
Chapter 15: Is there Justice for Young People?
What is justice?
Bureaucratic structure for administering the legal process (imply impartiality in the system)
Offenders should be punished in an unpleasant way
People claimed Young Offenders Act (YOA) was
HOI Ch. 5 Victimization
Pg. 171 More than a headline
-Jamie Hubleys suicide in Kanata Ontario; was bullied, and was openly gay; pg. 172 2009, 202
Canadian teens ages 15-19 took their lives; suicide accounts for quarter of deaths at that age
-C.J. Pascoe D
Questioning Sociology Chapter 6
Pg. 79 How Do We Know Mental Illness
-The Medical Model; Tuke + Pinel= method of modern day asylum + scientific methods of
treatment; Michel Foucault argues developments were moral in nature, notes that psych.
HOI Chapter 6: Sickness and Stigmatization
Definition of good health: sound mind and sound body, both undermined by inequality
Lowering social inequality will not only bring justice and fairness but better health and
Nov 19th Test
QS: focus on Chapter 4, 6, and 15
HOI Chapter 4 age and exclusion
2 main theorists to know: Arnett and Aries
Arnetts theory of Emerging adulthood (developmental stage)
Erik Erikson: psychological point of view Arnett: sociologica
Exclusion: Age relations and ageism
1. According to Aries, what is the relationship between schooling and childhood?
(a) the discovery of childhood led to prolonged schooling
(b) the discovery of childhoods unique requirements brought about prolonged scho