Soc 156 lecture 4
Soc 156 lecture 4 SOC 156
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Freddie816 on Wednesday January 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 156 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Bloom in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see - Race and Ethnicity in American Life in Sociology at University of California - Los Angeles.
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SOC 156 1/13/16 ● Omni and Winant on racial projects ○ A social project is a way that people perceive rac take action in accordance to that perception/any action, idea or thought that takes phenotype into consideration is a racial project ■ For example, I think there are various discriminatory acts upon blacks and therefore, I take action by holding a political campaign (our perception of race, determines our actions) ● So in this sense, holding a political campaign on racial discrimination etc is a racial projectand so is the asian girl´s speech in the video (talking about race in a way in order to change people's perspective) , and so was the professor's survey ● Barths boundarymaking ○ Ethnic boundaries are products of social interaction ■ Ethnic boundaries are not fixed types of phenomenon, rather, they are made and unmade overtime. Furthermore, one can belong to many different ethnic groups simultaneously. ■ Ethnicity ● Ethnicity is the product of social and symbolic boundaries chosen by others who place you into certain ethnic categories→ people hence,treat you in accordance to that ethnic category (people place you into certain ethnic categories based on phenotype and thus treat you in accordance to that ethnic category) ■ Constructivism ● Race is the product of a social process, not culturally given (not simply given at birth), it is therefore made and remade overtime ● Wimmer key points→ what is an ethnicity? How is different from race? ○ 4 dimensions ■ political salience ● Boundaries influence political action/determine political treatment ○ Certain restrictions are placed on catholics vs protestants ○ I.e Blacks are not allowed to drink out of the same fountain as whites ■ Social closure ● Boundaries force certain restrictions on people/people are not allowed out of their boundaries ○ Blacks are not allowed access to the same privileges as whites through harsh enforcement (policing boundaries) ■ cultural differentiation ● It is not necessarily culture that matters in ethnic boundaries but the boundary itself ○ Stability of boundaries ■ Boundaries can either remain stable over time, change rapidly or slowly (be unstable) SOC 156 1/13/16 ● The Vezo is an example of an unstable boundaryyou are included in that boundary by having ¨the vezo way of life¨ (living with the Vezo, practicing their ways etc ((being Vezo is determined by a certain lifestyle and therefore you can cross the boundary as you please)) ○ Subsuming race ■ Race as a subtype of ethnicity ○ Comparative analytic ■ Boundaries are not given but change over time depending on the time and place the boundary exists ● How people see you and thus treat you ○ Blacks were enslaved centuries ago but are nowalmost treated equally because we are in a different era and certain political movements have already taken place