Class Notes (810,848)
Canada (494,297)
Sociology (204)
SOC 214 (25)
Lisa Broda (25)

soc 214 March 23.doc

2 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Saskatchewan
SOC 214
Lisa Broda

Soc 214 March 23 1 House Keeping: Read textbook ch: 1-4, 6-8, 10 “too fat” Commercialization, Societal Reaction and Social Control .. Continued − effects of social control: psychological, discrimination, marginalization, exclusion and isolation − resistance to social typing has resulted in an attempt to change ideals “too thin” Commercialization, Societal Reaction and Social Control − perceptions of people who are underweight are similar to those who are overweight − the “too thin” label is often applied to those who have developed eating disorders − a label of “too thin” is attached and viewed as requiring social control − social control involves medicalization, education and formal intervention − media – portrays what is appropriate Sociological Understanding − conflict perspective – deviance is a result of a clash between competing value systems/lifestyles, which are transmitted by learning from one person to another − unequal power – determines who has the right to declare normal/abnormal FeministApproach − focus on issues related to female beauty − advertising – holds up a perfection and unattainable body image for women to emulate − historically, will argue that men are who set the standards − failing to meet this artificial standard – women feel as though they have failed in their role as women − strengthening the power of men over women Other Perspectives For Understanding People WhoAre Over Or Under Weight − psychological theories [impaired psychological functioning] − family systems theory [over controlling and over structured family systems] − physiological – endocrinological issue [hormonal defects] − socio cultural issues [social norms, media, images, social learning ideologies] − social control understandings [implications of social messages
More Less

Related notes for SOC 214

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.