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SOC364H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Pain Management, Jim Crow Laws, Jooyoung

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SOC364 Lecture 5 Jun 2 - Monster 2/Wounded
C walk - (Crip walk) a way of humiliating of someone being banged on; B walk for Bloods; not
just a dance; a part of a gang culture with its history, rules, rituals;
Some Key themes
1. Stress response
2. Prison as a turning point in the life course
3. Exiting vs. perisiting in a gang
dilemma & tensions being loyal to your set verses being burnt out
4. How technology is changing gang warfare
how more sophisticated kind of gun/ammunition wreak havoc into people's health
Life on the run
"I ran, ducked, and hid every time someone yelled 'Rollers.' I became so engrossed in
escaping capture that my military performance slumped a bit. The most frightening think
about being hunted as a banger is that you never really know what it is they are hunting
you for" (195)
crossing out someone's name out in the gang world means they are tagged for being
False Alarms
"Getting halfway up the block, I noticed a furtive move to my left in my peripheral vision.
Turning abruptly in the direction of the movements, I grabbed for my weapon. Before I
could draw, the movement shot out of the shadows like fluid, 'Damn,' I said to myself, 'a
cat.'" (173)
anxiety is linked to everyday life
How Trauma gets under the skin
telltale signs of trauma are evident, it's not that we don't see it; inability to focus on daily
life; it's important to intervene early
when trauma happened, the brain is wired for danger & fight/flight reponse;
exposure to violence in childhood has been associated with long term impacts
young children exposed to violence find diffulty developing trust with people; may have
serious behaviour problems at school age; in adolescence may become an offender
retaliation violence
Prison as a rite of passage
"Prison loomed in my future like wisdom teeth; if you lived long enough you got them.
Prison was like a stepping stone to manhood, with everything depending on going and
coming back" (163)
Internaliziing the criminal label
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