SOC 112 Study Guide - Final Guide: Sexual Revolution, Preventive Healthcare, Computer Language

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Stereotypes: prejudice is rooted in stereotypes and ethnocentrism, ethnocentrism - the te(cid:374)de(cid:374)(cid:272)(cid:455) to regard o(cid:374)e"s o(cid:449)(cid:374) (cid:272)ulture a(cid:374)d group as the sta(cid:374)dard and therefore superior, while all other groups are viewed as inferior, maintained and perpetuated by stereotypes. Stereotype - an overgeneralization about the appearance, behavior, or other characteristics of members of particular groups: negative stereotypes are particularly harmful to minority groups. Subliminal racism an unconscious racism that occurs when there is a conflict of values. Institutionalized racism a situation where the established rules, policies, and practices within an institution or organization produce differential treatment of various groups based on race. Symbolic interactionist perspectives: micro level contacts between individuals may produce greater racial tolerance or increase levels of hostility. Functionalist perspectives: early functionalists examined immigration and patterns of majority and minority group interaction (assimilation, pluralism, segregation, conflict perspectives, focus on power and economic differentials between dominant and subordinate groups.

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