Week 11 Notes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ariel Kamen on Thursday April 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to soci 243 at Towson University taught by Miho Iwata in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see sociology, race, class and gender in Liberal Arts at Towson University.
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Date Created: 04/21/16
4/19/16 cializing Agents 1. Inform us about events 2. Introduce us to a variety of people 3. Provide an array of viewpoints on current issues 4. Make us aware of products that will supposedly help us 5. Entertain us Media • Disseminate certain ideas and views, which reinforces our understanding of “differences” The Digital Reproduction of Inequality • Information and communication Technology (ICT) exacerbate existing inequalities — further implications or one’s social position on life choices accessibility quality of equipment and autonomy of use • Certain types of ICT uses can result in increased human financial, social, and cultural capital • Peers as resources to gain knowledge • Luxury good or essential tool? Winnerbagos, Cherokees, Appaches, and Dakotas • Companies use images of Indians to build an association with an idealized and romanticized notion or the past • Racial and ethnic images have become a part of American popular culture and thought • Racist images and representations — make whites feel more comfortable with the maintenance of racial distractions • Racist ideologies legitimate social inequalities • Interrealization of ideologies by all — including the group being subject The Prime — Time Flgiht of the Arab American After 9/11 • Shift in the representation of Arab and Muslim Americans after 9/11 an increase in representation an increase in sympathetic portrayals • Ambivalence the same act as concurrently unjustifiable and necessary 4/21/16 Metaphors Matter • Disaster research — endangered publics and disaster victims respond and adapt well during and following disasters • Research findings: Proactive and prosocial behaviors cohesion and informal social control increase during disasters = lower incidence of deviant behavior than on disaster times • Yet, Myths (looting, etc.) persist despite empirical evidence to the contrary • Dissemination of the panic myth — fueling fear • Myths are harmful — potential for influencing organizational, governmental, and public responses during disasters • — focus on dramatic, unusual, and exceptional behavior — Reporting conventions overgeneralized by the public • “ooting” — justify development of military, focus on “controlling the chaos” instead of rescue search — poor African American individuals as violent and criminals Hate Crimes and Violence Against Women • Power relations — between the dominant and subordinate based on race/ethnicity/immigration status, gender and sexuality • Direction — who’s the perp? Who’s the victim?
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