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January 22, 2013 Culture Continued… Test Breakdown 30 M/C Questions 30% from textbook 30% from lecture 40% lecture + text Symbolic Interactionism - Research focused on symbolic interactionism finds stereotypes - Negative stereotypes impact children’s learning and can become a self-fulfilling prophecy - Self-fulfilling prophecy: If you think something will happen it will happen - We are all social beings and we tend to attach meanings to things - Some teachers attach meanings to things and make assumptions based on gender, race and class and these perceptions/meanings attached sometimes affect how students are treated by teachers and can impact the students. - These expectations affect how students do - This is all about the meanings we attach to things and the kinds of interactions we have and how they can impact our life. Feminist Theory - Higher education - Green line = bachelor’s degree (men and women grouped together - By 2004 about 1/3 of population earned bachelor’s degree - Mostly women have entered university for bachelor’s degree in that time period - Ever since that period in 1980’s, women have earned BAs - Women earn 55% - It seems like women have come a long way and we should focus on male participation - We need to take a closer look at women participation because their higher participation hasn’t really meant equality - What are women’s experiences when they get to uni? - What are women studying? - Women take up work mostly in social work, nursing, and make up for engineering January 22, 2013 - From feminist standpoint: high participation doesn’t mean equality - Social work doesn’t pay as much as engineering - Implications for women and men in the labor market - When talking about patriarchy and feminism - What are trends? How can we change them? What are the implications of the higher division? Culture 1 Memory Jog - Values = ideas we base behavior on - Norms = rules that guide behavior - Healthcare: Value that we should all have healthcare; Norms that we should all use this healthcare (respect) - Norms can be divided into 4 different types: Folkways, mores, taboos, (laws) - Laws: enacted and legislated by government - Extramarital affairs: Culture II - Example one: Food!  Area of culture explored by sociology  Foodie: People who experience a lot of enjoyment from food; know a lot about food  Snobby (French food)  French food is benchmark (raises bar) for all food
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