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Mapping: Everything you need to know for the Midterm

3 pages25 viewsWinter 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Mc Kinon
Study Guide
Midterm

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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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