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Lecture 4

Lecture 4 Notes

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Lecture 4 Racial and ethnic inequalities They also care about race Race, certain physical genetic feature, colour, hair texture, etc. Visibly identifiable Ethnic; not physically identifiable, not defined physical features, self-perception and identification due to certain cultural guidelines, etc. they feel different than others. Marx; believes that race is a way by capitalist to set workers against each other, such that its makes it harder to mobilize. He didnt see race as an issues like class. Durkheim; he didnt see that in a modern society ppl would organize themselves along race, ethnic and tribalism but rather around their similarities. Ppl would organize integratively, but not divisibly. Ppl in pre-modern, pre-literate societies were very cohesive, compared to modern industrialized societies. Related to Collective Consciousness. New ethnic groups are forming Share common cultural heritage, cultural minority. New groups are formed as certain ppl from a certain group move to new countries where the culture is new, wherein they see their differences. Clash when a group comes from one place and clashes with ppl from another place. Demography of ethnic groups Factor which affect the survival of cultural, ethnic identities is demographics. The flow of population. Constantly concerned on setting boundaries, but for most about the outflow (when certain ppl realize they dont have to be part of their previous community, marry another race, work somewhere else). What do communities do in order to keep ppl from leaving their communities. Chain migration
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