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Lecture 5

SOCI 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Critical Race Theory, Richard Dyer, False Dilemma


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 1F90
Professor
Sara Cumming
Lecture
5

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murton argues that the “I” is a b or c but he didn't actually theorize about the “I” mead did!!!
MURTON DID NOT THEORIZE IT
Power is the theme that goes through modern theories
35 multiple choice
10 true and false
Post Colonial Theory Review
-Edward Said
-Orientalism
-False Dichotomy between the West (Occident) and the East (Orient)
-Academic, Imaginative, Institutional
Anti Racist Theories
-Critical Race Theory
-Racism is endemic to American life
-Acts of racism are not individual, isolated, random acts
-Insists on contextual/historical analysis of the law
-Value in drawing on experience
-Interdisciplinary
-Intersectional
-Lens of historical racism
Theorizing Whiteness
-Whiteness as a racial identity
-Richard Dyer (1997) Whiteness
-Whites thought of as simply people while non-white are understood as distinct races
-Binary construction
What is the scientific method
-A systematic organized series of steps that ensures maximum objectivity and consistency in
researching a problem
-objective is that there is one truth
-subjective is there is many truths
Steps to Research
-define the problem review the literature, formulate a hypothesis,
Doing the research
-Three step process
-choose the method
-collect the data
-analyze the results
Social Research Paradigms
-Quantitative Research
-Social life converted into numerical understanding the world
-Relavent Patterns
-Cause and effect questions
Quantitative continued
-Positivism
-1. a single objective TRUTH can be discovered
-2. there are right and wrong answers
-3. numbers don’t lie
-4. research can be objective and unbiased
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