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Lecture 6

SOCI 1002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Skin Whitening, Post-Structuralism, Gerontocracy


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 1002
Professor
Christian Pasiak
Lecture
6

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Skin whitening cream -white is desirable
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Left handed -a lot of objects are made for right handed
people
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Auto calibration in cameras -darker faces can't be seen
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Air bags in cars -average male height in mind
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Relating to an ideal standard or model; often taken-for granted
as the norm
Normativity
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Examples of bodily normativity build into design reflect
status/reproduce inequalities
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Geographically -cultures want different things in women,
different aspects of beauty
Where do these ideas come from? Do they change over
time/geographically?
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Thinking'about'Our'Bodies
The physical and mental experience of existence
Embodiment
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Waist trainers
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Pubic trimming
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Enterprises that involve shaping one's body to meet cultural
expectations of beauty and health
Body projects
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A metaphor used by Donna Haraway to describe entities that
embody elements of both the living and the dead, human and
non-human
Cyborgs
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Governing Ourselves: The Conduct of Conduct/Care of the Self
Individual , social, theoretical and poststructuralist models -pros and
cons
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Prejudice and discrimination against people who have disabilities
Ableism
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Solutions?
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Definition of Disability
Graphs that show the percentage of the population in various
age and sex cohorts
Population pyramids
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Prejudice and discrimination against people based on the
category of age
Ageism
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Aging is experience differently across cultures
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Society ruled by older people
Gerontocracy
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Sociology of Aging
Cross-cultural experiences of biological death and social death
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Funerary rites, disposition of the body
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Sociological Concerns Surrounding Death and Dying
Sociology of the Body
Wednesday,) February)3,)2016
2:58)PM
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