race soc

  1. stranger as a social phenomenon
    viewing differences amoung groups in society that causes members of one group to view other groups as strangers
  2. ingroup
    • stranger phenomenon
    • groups towards which individuals feel loyalty or closeness
  3. outgroup
    • stranger phenomenon
    • those groups toward which they feel anatgonisms
  4. categoric knowing
    classification of others on the basis of limited information
  5. sociological perspective
    understanding human behavior by placing it in its border social context
  6. social inequality
    a social condition in which privileges and obligations are given to some but denied to others
  7. 3 stages of social inequality
    • resistance
    • paralysis
    • rage
  8. structural functionalism
    • society as a whole is made up of interrelated parts that work together
    • robert merton
    • functions- manifest and latent
    • dysfunctions
  9. Conflict thoery
    • society composed of groups cometing for scarce resources
    • social sturcture is best understood in terms of conlifct or tensions between competing groups
  10. Interactionsim
    how people use symbols in everyday life
  11. social constuction of reality
    remains unclear in everyones mind
  12. thomas theorem
    definition of the situation
  13. Dominant group
    is social group that controls the political economic and cultural institutions in a society
  14. subordinate group
    a social group that lacks control of the political economic and cultural institutions in society
  15. 5 charactertistics of a minority/subordinate group
    • unequal treatment and less power
    • distinguishing physical or cultrual triats that the dominat group holds in low regard
    • involuntary membership or ascribed status
    • group solidairy- awarness of oppression
    • arital endogamy- in group marriage
  16. Ethnocentrism
    view of things in which ones own group is the center of everything
  17. cultural relativism
    evaluating beliefs in the context of that culture
  18. xenophobia
  19. dillingham flaw
    an erroneous way of comparing people from one time period with people living in the present
  20. prejudice
    • the tendency of individuals to think and feel in negative ways about members of other groups
    • ethnophaulism
  21. discrimination
    actual overt individual behavior
  22. 5 types of discrimination
    • genocide
    • expulsion
    • segregation
    • exclusion
    • selective inclusion
  23. micro discrimination
  24. macro discrimation
    institutional and structural
  25. Types of discrimination
    • all weather liberal
    • fair weathered liberal
    • timid bigot
    • all weather bigot
  26. biological determinism
    asserts that races are distint and separte for bilogical and genetic reasons
  27. race a social reality
    • yes!
    • race is symbolic category based on pehnotype or ancestry and constructed based on social and historical context
  28. 5 major racial groups
    • non hispnaic whites
    • hispanics
    • american indians
    • non hispanic blacks
    • asian
  29. ethnicity
    • a shared lifestyle informed by cultural historical religious and or national affiliations
    • fluid
  30. nationality
    membership in a specific politically delineated territory controlled by a government
  31. 5 fallacies about racism
    • individualistic
    • legalistic
    • tokenistic
    • ahistorical
    • faxed
  32. individual fallacy
    racism is assumed to belong to the relam of ideas and prejudices
  33. legalistic fallacy
    assumes that bloshing racist laws effectively abolished racism
  34. tokenistic fallacy
    assumes the presence of people of color in influential positions is evidence that racism no longer exist
  35. fixed fallacy
    assumes racism is faxed and constant across time and space
  36. ahistorical fallacy
  37. racial domination
    political social and economic power as well as the symbolic power to clasify one group as normal and the other as abnomal
  38. intersectionality
    racial domination intersects with gender class sexuality relgion nation overlapping system of advnatages and disadvantages
  39. racism
    the belief that humans are subdividde into distinct hereditary groups that are innately different in thoer socila behvior and mental capacities and can be ranked
  40. ideology of racism
    • humans are dvidved naturally inyo different physical types
    • physical triats people display are related to thier culture, personality and intelligence
    • the difference amoung groups are innate - not changing
  41. institutional racism
    systemic white domination of people of color embedded and operating in universityes corporations ect
  42. interpersonal racism
    racial domination manifest in our dispositions interactions and practices
  43. cultural racism
    rest on the notion that the discrepancies in social achievement among ethnic groups are the result of cultural differences
  44. symbolic violence
    the process of people of color unknowlingly accepting and supporting the terms of thier own domination
  45. the 3 r's
    • reflexivity
    • relationality
    • reconstruction
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