SOCIO B47 SAMPLE QS
1) 1) Marx believes that capitalism is evil.
The bourgeois class owns property, while having the proletariat doing the actual work.
The bourgeois take all the credit from the hard working proletariat. It is an ongoing class
discrepancy where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Capitalism leads to
alienation of the workers, their exploitation and devaluation of humanity.
It is a class struggle, an unequal distribution of income and rights.
For example CEOs. They have the power and authority to make decisions, decisions that
are often influenced by their subordinates. More often than no, a regular employee would
come up with an ingenious concept or idea that would be referred to the CEO, who will
act upon it as tho the idea originated within him/her, and hence the employee would be
deprived off his rightful glory.
2) Inequality is portrayed through the lens of citizenship.
3) Domestic workers are impacted by discourses ( The frameworks of thinking in
a particular area of social life. ) in such that they are treated differently
depending on what part of the world they come from. The “immigrant discourse”
would always place them below citizens, giving them a lower status than most with
less economic & social rights and feeling of belonging. It is also the interpretation
that people have that certain cultural groups do not have the same understanding or
educational standards that they have, and so they have restrictions put on them and
are favored less than people of other ethnicities who are thought to have a better
status. Sometimes the discourse of disease among certain populations could pervade ,
and therefore domestic workers coming from the Caribbean for example would be
thought to be unclean, and would have health regulations placed upon them.
4) Institutions/ structures such as governments, immigration officers, private domestic
recruitments and government visa officers. and such set strict policies and regulations
concerning foreign domestic workers in the visiting countries, limiting their access to
resources or to everyday luxuries citizens experience. Regulations such as deportation
if they are unfit to work and forbidding them from bringing their families. The
workers must also be tested for health purposes and must be interrogated and
5) So many regulations and policies are placed upon them to hinder workers, they are
exploited in many ways. Their salaries are usually lower than average, they do not
have a citizen status and are made to feel like outsiders, they must maintain a
professional relationship with their employees, often working extra hours and days.
These features are taken for granted by citizens, who see it as a “normal” thing.According to Andrea Smith, what are the three pillars of white supremacy? Identify
each pillar and illustrate with an example.
1) The logic of genocide as the anchor of colonialism:
This has to do with native americans and the logic that they must either disappear, or must
always be disappearing so that non indigenous people can rightfully claim the land. They are a
“present absence” in such that americans can justify the conquest of land because these natives
are disappearing. The Indians are driven to play dead and in time they will ultimately vanish and
the land no longer theirs. Non native people act like indian wannabes by imagining themselv