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[SOCB50H3] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (173 pages long)


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCB50H3
Professor
Joe Hermer
Study Guide
Final

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SOCB50H3
FINAL EXAM
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SOCB50 TUT 1
Looking at brock turner – imagery and stanford university rape case
*Important for short answer questions *
- Brock turner assaulted 20 yr old woman
oTried to flee
oWoman was intoxicated and unconscious
oPenetration with foreign object, assault and rape, released by bail
o6 months in county jail, only served 3 months – max penalty was 14
oJustification why lenient sentence –thought brock felt remorse for his
actions
oShot of pre sentence (suit and tie), then of actual mug shot (looks bad)
oRemorse picture justifying his actions
- Attention to how people are portrayed
- Discuss immediate perception of each image
oFirst educated, innocent, good kid, smiling
oSecond threatening, messy, guilty
- Consider what a bad person looks like
oThreatening features, skin colour, male, age, ethnicity, narrative
changes – white = all American swimmer; black = bad, wealth,
features (blue hair, blond eyes…), editors play on narratives what we
assume the usual suspect of a crime (where as black male, age, tattoos,
and mug shot)
oSocial norms – tattoos are becoming more acceptable, but still taboo
that tattoos are bad
- how does this imagery facilitate or deviate from who is typically understood
as a bad person
oThe way people portray people
White guy looks innocent upon first look, like hes a good kid
and editors have put more pictures of this up than the other
picture
Where as the other picture is more of how evil he is, and
typically what you’d see of a black make
The picture on the right usually you wouldn’t flee from the
person because he looks normal, then if you look at the other
picture you’re more inclined to feel threatened by him
Conventions:
- Beauty norms
- Class
- Race
- Status - all American athlete
Violate
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Narratives
- Outstanding guy
- All America
- Boys will be boys
oHegemonic ideology – shouldn’t be punished rest of life or 20 years
for only 20 min of his actions
- How innocent he looks
Ramification
- Remove all the aspects about his conventions
oRich white person how could this be
- Showed pic on left wouldn’t look so deeply at way he was sentenced :. Less
criticism
- Jury’s affected by images they see – unconscious process
- Sympathy – why do parents sympathize more with Brock than with the
victim
oCould happen to anyone, he was drunk too, has a good guy judging by
looks
Other
- Was huge backlash towards images used
oMaybe reports
oOr conscious group of younger people
oWe are more willing to point out why are we seeing the good picture
not the bad one
oShift in how we understand imagery
- News reports saying why cant we publish his mugshot
oHegemonic ideologies who is a good guy and bad guy
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