Soc. lat. 1st

  1. Sociological imagination
    • Mills:
    • -is ability to see things socially and how they interact and influence each other
    • -a person must be able to pull away from the situation and think from an alternative point of view.
  2. (stats and general latino population) Latino population of total US population in 2010
    16 percent of US population
  3. (stats and general latino population) 3 largest latino groups and their percentages
    -Mexicans 63%

    - P.R 9%

    -Cubans 4%
  4. (stats and general latino population) LAtino groups that grew over 100% between 2000-2010
    -Mexicans 54%

    - Guatemalan 180%

    -Ecuadoran 160%
  5. (stats and general latino population) U.S regions with largest concentration of Latinos
    • -41% in west
    • -36% in south
    • -14% in Northeast
    • -9% in Midwest
  6. (stats and general latino population)  US regions that experienced largest growth of latino population between 2000-2010
    57% in south

    49% in midwest
  7. (stats and general latino population) Over 1/2 population of total latino population concentrated in which states?
    • -California
    • -Texas
    • -Florida
  8. (phases related to the study of US latinos) 1st stage
    • -1960 and early 1970s
    • - Theoretical framework
  9. (1st stage of phases related tothe study of US latinos) Theoritical framework of conflict
    • 1. focuses on inequality and conflict between different racial and ethnic groups
    • 2. internal colonialism, imperialism, dependency, racism, and made of production
    • 3. US capitalist exploration and racist oppression
  10. (phases related to the study of US latinos) 2nd stage
    • -1980s
    • - shift to quantitative analysis (stats)
    • -greater attention to new latino groups
    • -what and how instead of why
  11. (phases related to the study of US latinos) 3rd stage

    -draws on various perspectives: critical theory, cultural studies, latina feminist studies
  12. Suarez-Orozco and Paez argue that research on Latino should focus on individual LAtina groups or on pan-ethnic level? What reasons do they offer for this?
    • -better to do scholarly analysis at pan ethnic level rather than focusing on indivodual groups
    • ¬†REasons:
    • 1. Politics
    • 2. Theoritical considerations
    • 3. Socio-historical level
  13. RAce as a social contruction
    race is a concept signifies social conflicts an interest by refferring to different types of human bodies
  14. (relationship to others) Status
    social position that a person holds

    ex) brother, suster, mother, teacher, parole officer
  15. (relationship to others) Status set
    multiple statuses at onetime tha operate in our lives that informs us how people interact with us but also how we're going to interact with others

    ex) brother, uncle, full/part time job)
  16. (relationship to others) Ascribed status
    social positions a person receives at birth or takes on involuntarily later in life
  17. (relationship to others) Acheived status
    social positions a person obtains a voluntarily or reflects personal ability or efforts often
  18. (relationship to others) Master status
    • status that has special importance for social identity often shaping a persons entire life
    • MOST IMPORTANT: race, ethinicity, gender, sexual identity, age, and economic
  19. Racial formation
    socio-historical process by which racial categories are created, inhabited, transformed, and destroyed

    Omi/winant: race is both social strcuture and cultural rep.
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