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Interpersonal dynamics in a simulated prision summary
Basically college students 11 from Stanford were chosen to be participants, 5 randomly
chosen as prisioners and 6 guards
-chose emotionally stable people mentally and physically to stay in simulated
prision for one month were arrested and searched and photographed lieka real
prision three meals a day three visits a week, and given few rules of how their role
should be carried out
-- no hitting allowed
-this simulated prision was created to examine what causes hostility in jails didn’t
reli have a hypothesis going into it but still tested that disposition hypothesis: the
negative behaviour and aggressive behaviour in jails is caused by the actual
aggressive prisioners themselves and the institution of the jail litself- guards how
they treat prisioners- de humanizing
-THIS EXPERIMENT PROVED THAT INDEED IT SOCIAL STRUCTURES
AND THE WAY THE JAIL INSTITUION WAS SO IMPERSONAL calling the
prisioners by number, giving yelling orders, swearing at prisioners ( even in the
mock prision) created a hostile environment where prisioners felt degraded,
worthless and angry
-Many experimentees had mental breakdowns, and stopped the experiment early
after only 6 days
Sidewalk summary
Duneier recognized the importance of social phenomena- social interaction that takes
place daily
-went to the street vendors of NYC to do a study and an ethnography on the life os
street vendors and the importance of the solidarity it brings for th eppl on the
streets
-most ppl on the streets are there for socio-economic reasons, political reasons
mostly black men without jobs
-Hakim a book street vendor spoke to him about this book by jane Jacobs the death
and life of great American cities where he talks about PUBLIC CHARACTER
Is a person who as acess to a great amount of ppl doesn’t require special talent but
usually has, makes street life safer stabler and more predictable
-the article explains how he did his research, over 4 years of time helping hakim
sell books himself, he tape recorded, did 20 interviews, and interviewed police,
influential businessmen, political leaders etc.
-got involved directly and initimately to get an idea of how street life vendors build
their own respectable bonds
One world under business summary
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This experiment proved that indeed it social structures. And the way the jail instituion was so impersonal calling the prisioners by number, giving yelling orders, swearing at prisioners ( even in the mock prision) created a hostile environment where prisioners felt degraded, worthless and angry. Many experimentees had mental breakdowns, and stopped the experiment early after only 6 days. Duneier recognized the importance of social phenomena- social interaction that takes place daily. Went to the street vendors of nyc to do a study and an ethnography on the life os street vendors and the importance of the solidarity it brings for th eppl on the streets. Most ppl on the streets are there for socio-economic reasons, political reasons mostly black men without jobs. Hakim a book street vendor spoke to him about this book by jane jacobs the death and life of great american cities where he talks about public character.

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