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Sociology
Course
SOC 302
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Invictus: How are processes of human socialization (including that from peers, organizations, and  institutions) apparent in the films? ­ apartheid separated everyone, people still resent one another ­ everyone around each other, blacks with blacks, whites with whites, teach one another.  ­ south African sports committee wanted to stop the boxsprings ­ francois’ parents would say things, so would coaches ­ they did a PR campaign ­ people packing up their stuff kids cheer against the white team. Any other team.  ­ chester was on the airplane What moral orders are competing with each other? Which seem to prevail? ­ racism vs resentment ­ nationalism to win vs conflict within a nation ­ becoming a better nation, but not liking the other half ­ morgan freeman as a father, as a leader of his nation ­ francois as dutiful citizen, as friend, and as captain What “big stories” or narratives are the characters enacting, and what plausibility structures are  operating here? ­ story of realization of errors in the past. Acceptance of one another. Forgiveness.  Learning to be the bigger person. Rugby players acting out as professional players. Francois as  captain and citizen, encouraging, leading. Mandela as president, in economic crises time.  Security guards playing security guards. Servant lady is black.  Up in the air: How are processes of human socialization (including that from peers, organizations, and  institutions) apparent in the films? ­ “these are the way things are done”  ­ understood that you don’t fire people over the internet ­ text message break up­ the other two laugh ­ he goes around to preach that the best way to live is light load in your backpack ­ Natalie goes around with him to learn the business ­ Natalie states exactly what she wants in a future husband ­ We need personal connections with others when firing ­ Socialized to react in a negative way when fired (killed herself) ­ In the wedding, men had to talk to men ­ Wedding is seen as joyful  ▯you want to get married What moral orders are competing with each other? Which seem to prevail? ­ husband wanting to be a free man, also wanting to be a good husband ­ main character wanting to be a good brother, but also do his own thing ­ wants to get ten mil miles, but also starts to want to go home ­ wants to be a free man, not tied down to anything ­ alex wants a family, and wants to be free so cheats (closed the door) ­ Natalie wants to be successful, but cant be a bad person ­ Natalie w
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