March 2: what is the relationship between communication and inequality. Week 7 - lecture notes inequality is a feature if living in complex societies (oscars) lack of diversity amongst those who are selected and in hollywood in general. Entertainment industry plays off stereotypes failure to recognize black artists is the presumption that baseline experience is white experience and that black life is a niche phenomenon life with an asterisk (richard brody) Why do we have inequality in the first place. How to people challenge it / critique it. Whats the relationship between communication and those questions of inequality. How have people tried to study/account for inequality the study of inequality seem to emphasize the role that society plays the answer to all these questions above is because society/culture sets them up construct situations of inequality. Organized around economic values (profit) which means there will be loads of inequality.