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Structure vs. Agency

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA02H3
Professor
Maggie Cummings
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Eight: Structure vs. Agency March 22, 2011 Key Terms: Race as plural Race as culturally constructed Agency Structure Durkheim Jibaro Structural victimization Street culture as opposition to marginalization Agency as destructivereinforcing structure Race and Racism Modes of exclusion, inferiorization, subordination, exploitation Present specific and different characters in different social and historical contexts Racism is different based on place and time, but still retain common themes In Search of Respect Role of gender, race, class Struggle against racism results in personal choices that reinforce that racism o Agency vs. structure Agency: Power of individual to choosewhat to do and how to act based on intention (must have alternatives) Structure: Larger forces such as politics, econo
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