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SOC 100 Week 13

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notes covering global stratification and race and ethnicity
General Sociology
John Brouillette
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SOC 100 Week 13 Chapter 9 Global Stratification   In a world of unequal economic development, a child’s country of birth affects chances  of survival o Chance of dying before age 5  Sierra leone­ 18.5%  Haiti­ 7%  US ­ 0.8% o Highly connected to economic development   Clicker­ who is responsible for poverty in poor countries (rich or poor?) o 66% said both are responsible  Shift in world power o By 2025, only 10% of world will be politically dominated by western countries o In 1900’s, was over 50%  Income/wealth disparity o World­ 77% of global income earned by richest 20% of population  93.6% of wealth o US­ around 50% of  income earned by richest 20% o Since 1990­ the gap has increased dramatically   World poverty o Relative: deprivation of some people in relation to those with more o Absolute: deprivation of resources to the point of life threatening consequences o Worldwide­ more absolute poverty  US has more relative  Life chances o Life expectancy o Infant mortality o Health o Education and literacy o Persistent gaps in human development   How we die o Rich  Heart disease  Stroke  Lung cancer  Pneumonia  Pulmonary disease  Colon cancer  Diabetes alzheimers  Breast cancer  Stomach canacer o Poor  Heart disease  Pneumonia  HIV/AIDS  Stroke  Perinatal conditions  Diarrhea  Tuberculosis  Pulmonary disease  Malaria  Road traffic conditions o Takeaway: Rich die from things that they can control, while poor die without  control  o Someone dies of starvation every 2 seconds  Correlates of 3  world poverty  o Inadequate technology  o Population growth  o Traditional cultural patterns  o Social stratification  o Gender inequality  o Global power relationships  Rich nations taken resources from poor nations  Modernization theory­ more responsibility on poor countries o Inadequate technology o Population growth o Traditional cultural patterns   Dependency theory­ more global responsibility  o Global power relationships  o Colonized countries­ when colonizers left, they didn’t leave the colonies self­ sufficient   Lack of centralized government   Worst in Africa, middle east, some of S. America  Industrial effect on global stratification o Increase in industrial use – causes irdrease in CO2, which in turn changes weather  Causes decrease in food in 3  world countries  Causes starvation/poverty o Causes civil unrest/terrorism   Colonization o Direct exploitation of poor nations by rich nations is less common today than in  past o So does that mean poor nations are not exploited as much today?  No­ colonization replaced by neocolonization  A new form of global power relationships that involves not direct  political control by rich nations but rather economic exploitation  by multinational corporations   Future of global stratification o “in the long run, we can achieve peace on this planet only by ensuring that all  people enjoy a significant measure of dignity and security”  Clicker­ Modernist theory is linked to which perspective? o Answer= functionalist  o Dependency theory= conflict   Where things are made­ Jack’s test of own clothing rd o Everything from shoes to pants to shirts was made in 3  world countries   Per capita income­ gulf war o Countries that supported USA/Kuwait had higher incomes than those that  supported Iraq  War and terrorism civilian casualties o WWI­ .5% o WW2­ 57% o Last 30 years­ 75%  Iraq war deaths   US­ 4,497  Iraq troops – 46,000  Iraq civilians 165,000  Global distribution of military expenditures o US consists of 39%  Also #1 way we spend tax dollars   Clicker­ the poorest fifth of the world population controls what % of global income? o 2%  Clicker­ almost what % of the children die in a poor country before the age of 5? o 20% Chapter 11 Race and Ethnicity (majorities and minorities)  Voting­ is it purely a personal decision? o White less likely to vote for Obama than Hispanic Americans and African  Americans   Changing makeup of US o By 2050­ minorities will be greater than majority   Americans most likely to live in poverty o Native Americans   Linda Brown o Topeka Kansas­ black family tried to register at nearest school, was denied due to  race and had to attend a school 2 miles away  o Father sued Topeka School board­ Brown vs. Board supreme court decision  decided that segregation of schools not allowed   Minority o Category of people distinguished by physical or cultural traits and are socially  disadvantaged o Visible difference o Disadvantaged (many different ways) o Does NOT have to do with numbers   Ex: women in America, Blacks in South Africa – higher in number, but  still treated as a minority   European stereotypes o Heaven is a place where the police are British, the cooks are French, the  mechanics are German, the lovers Italian, and the whole thing is organized by the  Swiss o Hell is where British are cooks, mechanics are French, lovers are Swiss, police are German, and it’s all organized by Italians  Clicker ­ If two applicants for admission to CSU (minority and not minority) are equally  qualified, preference should be given to minority to increase diversity on campus? o Very split o 40% disagree o 23% agree o 36% uncertain  o Affirmative Action: pay extra attention to minorities   Not saying that you have to higher minority over majority, but give  minorities an extra look due to them being underprivileged   Prejudice o Negative attitude based on faulty generalizations about minorities   Discrimination o Any action that involves treating various categories of people unequally o Should we discriminate?   We discriminate on a daily basis  What are the consequences  Minorities in US o African American o Latina o American Indian o Mentally disabled o Physically disabled o Ex­convict  o Drug users o Veterans o Homosexuals o A fetus  o Obese o Dwarfs o Ugly o Illegal immigrants  “illegal aliens have always been a problem in the US, just ask any  American Indian”  Categories of Minorities o Based on heritage and religious background  Race  Ethnicity  Religion o Age  Fetus  Minor  Elderly o Limited by socioeconomic system o Deviant behavior patterns o Physical mental status  Should we discriminate? o Of course­ but under which conditions?  And what are the consequences of a particular form of discrimination   Minorities do not exist “out there” – we create them  o Thomas theorem   Forms of Discrimination  o (A= majority) o Pluralism  A+B+C= A+B+C  “cultural mosaic”  Let everyone celebrate individual culture/background  o Assimilation  A+B+C = A  Comprised of a diverse population but force all to become/act like  majority   Ex: National language   Can be positive­ unity   Can also be negative­ not letting others express individuality


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