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SOC 030
Stacy Silver

Soc 030 01/23/13 Class 6 Part 2 – Our definitions and beliefs are socially constructed – Groups decide what is true or right and live by these rules – Socially constructed beliefs, everyone just does what they are told to do because everyone else is doing it – Ex: Short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson – Ex: “The Emperor's New Clothes” – There tend to be certain messages in the media that are more dominant – Ex: Movie “The Village” – Ex: The polygamists make up their set of rules (multiple wives and children) and live by them Consequences received by polygamists – Children are teased / get rocks thrown at them – Fear being seen as abusers – Lack of medicine / medical care because of discrimination – Negative effects on business Social Perspective: If you can move between groups, then there can't be one right and one wrong one Socially Constructed Beliefs – Culturally accepted (the norm) – Internalized by individuals (socializatio
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