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Please note that the highlighted text is the part where we have to refer the definition to something else in the course it is not found in lectures or course kits I wrote it myself and I am not sure how right it is However I think there is no right or wrong answer in that part as long as you can explain it1 Luddism is one of the biggest resistance of workers who feared that new technology will diminish employment This movement began in 1811 and finished in 1817 Workers who protested against Industrial Revolution were called Luddites They feared technology opposed technical changes and acted in selfdefense by destroying machines This is not the only movement of workers Similar resistance of workers was held between 1780 and 1840 where workers protested against child labour and bad working conditions Childhood by Thompson Volume 1 which was also seen in Luddism 2 Race as social construct means that people are socially divided into different categories According to Augie Fleras all humans belong to a single biological species called homo sapiens therefore race is a social and not biological construct However some people argue that race is biologically constructed so this topic is opened to the debate Race as social construct can be related to sexuality Baird Volume 2 because there are also a lot of debate regarding if sexuality is something that people are born with medicalization of sexuality or if it is something that people choose So according to those who say that race is a social construct we can say that humans are biologically the same but socially different 3 Perspective Technology invokes a division of labour where doing something is divided into different steps Each step is done by worker or group of workers who are isolated from other workers performing different steps This division of labour can be related to alienation Rinehart Volume 1 that were also studied in the course earlier Perspective technology involves four sources of alienation that includes capitalists alienation from other workers selfalienation and alienation from product5 Violent Masculinity is a concept of tough strong and powerful real manintroduced by Jackson Katz in the movie Tough Guise This image of real man is often presented to young men through media where they see that being violent is normal Because of this wrong characteristics of real man young people perform violently which in turn increases the levels of violence murder and abuse It can be compared to sex in traditional society that was studied earlier in the course Traditionally real man was the one who was physically strong clever stubborn and one who can provide for his family lecture on October 4 2011 Violence however was not a characteristic of real man We can see this transformation of real man even through toys for boys Katz explains how boys toys such as soldiers or super heroes are made more masculine than in the past which can also influence violent masculinity of boys in their early years6 The 1969 White Paper was a policy paper proposing to join together aboriginal people and Canadian society to create equality within Canada This document was intended to eliminate the reserve system to abolish Indian status and to transfer
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