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Mills - The Sociological Imagination (Ch. 1)
Mills says, we should adopt a "sociological imagination." The sociological imagination is important today because it can relate personal troubles (ex: getting a divorce) and public issues (1/2 of all marriages end in divorce)
Berger and Luckmann - The Social Construction of Reality
The term social construction of reality refers to the theory that the way we present ourselves to other people is shaped partly by our interactions with others, as well as by our life experiences. How we were raised and what we were raised to believe affect how we present ourselves, how we perceive others, and how others perceive us. In short, our perceptions of reality are colored by our beliefs and backgrounds.
Marx - The Communist Manifesto (Abbreviated)
Miner - Body Rituals Among the Nacirema
Body Ritual among the Nacirema. The word "Nacirema" is "American" spelled backwards. Miner's piece on the Nacirema group is a satirical article about American culture. In his article, Miner describes some frequent practices that the Nacirema do in order to bring their bodies back from "debility and disease". Things like going to the dentist and blow drying hair are described very differently but in reality is actually what's going on in america.
Weber - Protestant Ethic
Beaver (2104) Roller Derby Uniforms - The Pleasures and Dilemmas of Sexualized Attire
Do rollergirls seek to manage accountability through sexualized hyper-feminine appearance? What can their experiences tell us about self-presentation in women's sportsToday? I argue that focusing on the participants' interpretations of their uniforms illustrates these women's attempt to "undo gender" by actively resisting the gender binary that equates athleticism with masculinity. By combining the sexualized, feminine uniforms with a full-contact sport, rollergirls reject the notion that athleticism and toughness are masculine traits. Their uniforms can be understood as an attempt to "undo" gender on a symbolic level (Butler, 1998; Deutsch, 2007) - they are not a means of avoiding accountability for non-normative behavior. Instead, these women are self-consciously playing with gender through uniforms that utilize parody and pastiche in an attempt to create subject positions that are not constrained by the rigidity of the masculine/feminine binary
Grazian - The Girl Hunt
David Grazian's article entitled " The Girl Hunt", talks about how and why men go out to nightclubs and try and pick up girls. He also describes how its not as simple as just guys and girls looking for one night stand, it more complicated than that. Grazian mentions how some guys will hit on girls to show masculinity to their friends, and some guys like to "girl hunt" in numbers because they like the social conversations.
Li & Braun - Public Hair and its Removal
Pubic hair is undesirable; removal is desired. Pubic hair removal is a personal choice. Media promote pubic hair removal. Friends and family influence pubic hair removal. The (imagined) intimate influences pubic hair removal.
Hochschild - The Second Shift
In her 1989 book entitled The Second Shift, Arlie Hochschild explains that the household responsibilities that a wife and mother takes care of, aside from working her paid job, add up to at least 40 hours each week. This was due to Gender ideologies: determines what spheres an individual identifies with (home/work) and how much power they expect to have to in the marriage. Remember how this relates to traditional, egalitarian, and transitional relationships.
McIntosh - Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege
McIntosh describes white privilege vividly and powerfully as the idea of an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions and more. In other words, a white person in the United States has on his or her back an invisible weightless knapsack granting favored positions, status, acceptance, and more. She explains that "white privilege" is "an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was meant to remain oblivious."
Bettie - How Working - Class Chicas Get Working-Class Lives
Waters - Optional Ethnicities
Ehrenreich - Is it now a Crime to be Poor
Ehrenreich - Nickel and Dimed
Jencks - Making Ends Meet
Pager - blacks and ex-cons need not apply