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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2L03
Professor
David Young
Semester
Fall

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2L03 Media Institutions – Dr. Young 4) Findings of the Research • Found that men paid the most attention to violence that was directed against the social  order o Homeless men cheered when the thieves took the company’s executives hostage  and killed the owner of the company after he refused to provided access to the  company’s vaults o Homeless men also cheered when the thieves killed members of the police who  approached the building from the outside  5) Interpretation of the Findings • What explains their reactions?  o The reactions of the homeless men need to be understood in terms of their  position in society and the reasons for their position in society o The dominant ideology on people who are homeless suggests that these people  are there due to their own personal failings or adequacies  o We need to pay attention to the structure and conditions of capitalist society  o The negative impact of capitalism  As Fiske and Dawson indicated, it is “the contemporary conditions of  U.S. capitalism that have produced and then exacerbated the gap between  the privileged and the deprived”  Furthermore, in the years prior to their study, neo­liberalism had 
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