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Race and Ethnicity

5 pages91 viewsFall 2010

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar

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1. SOME KEY CONCEPTS EXAMINED
(a) RACE
(i) PROBLEMS WITH RACE AND BIOLOGICAL RACISM
Range of skin color
No pure race
Background is mixed
No biologically definition of race
Canadians are increase mixed
o Migration
o Immigration
o Intermarriage
Biological difference btw races are trivial ± more biological
differences within a race then btw races
The biolgicaly idea of race is fiction
Limb sizes
Desciribn race in this arbitrary fashion causes an identy
struggle
(b) ETHNICITY
(i) ETHNIC TRAITS
(ii) INSTITUTIONAL COMPLETENESS
when an ethnic community becomes self sufficient
own school/theaters/cloth stores
(c) THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
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prejudice ± to pre judge
disctimation ± take action of prejudice
1965- john porter ± verital mosain
o argued 2 groups English and French made up the elites
o later arrivals faced limited upward mobility
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o 1890s = Americans moved to aleberta ± build railways and fill
these area with immigrants ± easter Europeans
o given land ± but started from the bottom of the hierarchy
o this vertial mosaic is now question ± because upward mobilitis
now normative
however it now exists for non euorpeans
(d) MAJORITY GROUPS
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white anglosaxian protestants
roy Thompson ± press barren ± owned papers
o put in 5 million ± north sea drilling made billion
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globalization
o capital is globalized ± thus so is power
o not celtic ± irish, catholics ± not proteston
(e) MINORITY GROUPS
(i) MINORITY TRAITS
physical cultural trais
traits are held in low esteem by majority group
enthic group or raical group
can be linguistic
practice indogamy
you can have invisible and visible minorities
o A group whose minority status is not always immediately visible,
such as some disabled people and LGBTIQ people
irish potatoe famine ± LULVKFDPHWRTXEHFZRXOGQ¶WOHWWKHPLQ
b/c of disease ± island by st Lawrence mass graves
chiense head tax
CPR
(ii) MAJORITIES AND MINORITIES IN CANADA
Majority advantage
Supreme court shut down idea of majority in Canada ± we are
multicultural ± only aboriginal can benfit from this
Visible minority is stipulated on sensu form - to keep track of
income and other thing s- in us this doest happen
Income of visible misnority is increasing
(f) SIX TYPES OF INTERGROUP RELATIONS
2. MARGINALITY AND CREATIVITY
(a) WHAT IS MARGINALITY?
(b) IMMIGRATION AND MULTICULTURALISM
(c) HOME CULTURE
(d) HOST CULTURE
(e) MARGINAL CULTURE
(f) PARADOX OF CULTURE
(g) MARGINALITY, MUSIC AND CHUCK BERRY
(i) AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOME CULTURE
(ii) HOME CULTURE BY PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION
SOME KEY TERMS DEFINED
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