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Lecture 7

SOC323H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Patricia J. Williams, Class Conflict, Jargon


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC323H5
Professor
Zachary Levinsky
Lecture
7

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SOC323-LAW AND SOCIETY
Lecture 7: 3/3/2014
Patricia Williams Reading
-shopping around, introduced to a bunch a stores and you have to buzz in to enter store, and
owners get to profile you if they want you in the store. The store clerk didn’t let her in, saying it
was closed, however ppl were still shopping inside. She told her story, and they changed it
around in the newspaper, not letting her fully articulate herself
-broken-window policing=buzzer policy
-happened in New York
-the buzzer is a neutral everyday device that is used in this case negative
-buzzer acts like a class struggle
-in the article, she explains how black ppl can’t find jobs, but its not deemed racism bc its
done with a handshake and a smile
-it’s another neutral thing
-the person who writes the article will have greater influence than Patricia Williams herself
-like “doing history”
-if you read this later on, you may believe what the article says
-oral vs. written historywhat gets recolonized
-don’t make this personal, as if somehow this being less personal is better scholarship
-death of the profane(profane meaning everyday, the imminent)-patricia is trying to bring the
everyday but the everyday doesn’t matter or is less emphasized
-is there a bit of the death of the profane in Awkasi’s lecture?
-the death of the profane, allows for racism to flourishbecause we ignore the
everyday
-scott and patricia has similar narratives, but scott has charts and correlational scores
-how can the law be rendered scientific?
What is law and society?
-30’srealest legal movement
-40-50’slaw becomes highly professionalized
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