Sociology Lecture- November 28, 2013
Conclude lecture on Race & Racialization
Brief Overview of films shown in class
Discuss literature Review 2
Exam Study Guide
1. Race: The Power of an Illusion Movie Overview
Racial classifications are arbitrary; somebody makes up what defines racial
No core relations between race, genetics and behavior.
No genetic markers of race.
Physical diversity, skin color, hair color, etc. is a result of human migration
and living in different geographic regions.
Film concludes if race is not real that there are no genetic markers, social
scientists argue that race is a social construct.
Race is an idea it is a myth.
Slavery (trans Atlantic slave trade) to be bought and sold forced to work,
purchased at birth, all under control of the slave master, anywhere from 12-
22 million Africans were forced into the transatlantic slave trade. 1415 it
started. 18 century most of the slave trade occurred.
1923 no Chinese could enter Canada because of their race.
2. Mickey Mouse Monopoly Movie Overview
Argues that Disney is not innocent entertainment.
Film analyzes the impact of Disney for race and gender and equality.
Explains that Disney is large media cooperation and has control over the
images and media we consume.
Became the dominant storyteller for children.
Has the power to affect children’s imagination.
Disney targets young children.
Sociologists believe Mistake to believe that media impacts us immediately, it
is suddle and insidious.
Images shape how we think, encoded with ideologies.
Affect our beliefs systems and constructions of reality.
Live in a media base environment.
Disney plays a huge role in shaping our gender and race.
Support gender socialization and gender inequality.
Affect children’s perce