SOC 100 University of Columbia Group Behavior and Social Movements Discussion

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EACH post should be a minimum of 1-3 paragraphs (5-7 sentences per paragraph). • Demonstrate understanding of key concepts through application in your posts (bold key concepts). • List citations - anything that is copied from the internet will result in a zero. • • In-text citations must use quotation marks and should be kept to a minimum. • Sociology Discussion Board. # 1 Group Behavior and Social Movements Risky Shift Post an example of risky shift (you can share a screen shot or url for twitter, instagram, facebook, YouTube...) and discuss why/how you believe the group dynamics contributed to people engaging in this risky/extreme behavior. For example, the No Pants Subway Ride has become an international phenomenon in which people ride the subway one day a year without pants. While many individuals would probably not do this alone or even in a small group, they likely feel safe to do it in a large group because: • they know that police and other officials will probably not bother to respond to public indecency calls on that day, • they will not be viewed as needing mental health assistance (possibly putting a job or custody of a child in jeopardy), and • those who are offended by the behavior are less likely to confront large groups. Socialization and Social Interaction Sociology Discussion Board #2 Role Strain and Role Conflict Discuss a status in which you experience role strain or statuses in which you experience role conflict. • Name the status or statuses. • Explain the role(s) associated with the status or statuses. • Discuss any possible solutions. For example, if you experience role strain as a business owner, what might you, your colleagues, or management do to alleviate the strain? Sociology Discussion Board. # 3 Culture and Society Cultural Appropriation, Appreciation, Assimilation & Pluralism 1. After watching the below videos compare and contrast: 1) cultural appropriation, 2) cultural appreciation, 3) cultural assimilation and 4) cultural pluralism. Use examples in your explanation from your own experiences (you can also use things that you've seen/heard/read about). *Try not to repeat examples that have already been posted.* 2. Discuss how appropriation, assimilation, appreciation, and/or pluralism affect various racial and ethnic groups (e.g. power dynamics, income, stereotypes...). You might consider incorporating theoretical models such as conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, and functionalism in your discussion as well. https://youtu.be/KXejDhRGOuI https://youtu.be/2Ctb5s1sRwQ https://youtu.be/d6Y5cARFJw8 *If you are not familiar with the Chola subculture below is an excerpt from an article The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend by Barbara Calderón-Douglass* "...As with most instances of cultural appropriation, when the chola look is worn by pop starlets, it gets stripped of context and becomes little more than a costume. Cholas are more than Latina sidekicks for Lana Del Rey or concepts for Fergie's music video. The chola aesthetic was first forged by the marginalized Mexican American youths of Southern California. It embodies the remarkable strength and creative independence it takes to survive in a society where your social mobility has been thwarted by racism. The chola identity was conceived by a culture that dealt with gang warfare, violence, and poverty on top of conservative gender roles. The clothes these women wore were more than a fashion statement—they were signifiers of their struggle and hard-won identity. To understand the significance of the chola subculture, you have to look back at the history of systematic oppression and discrimination that plagued Latino communities in the US. From 1929 to 1944, in a shameful incident known as Mexican Repatriation, the US government forcibly removed around 2 million people of Mexican heritage from the country—more than 1.2 million of them United States citizens. These people were snatched from their homes and workplaces and illegally deported... It was during the time of Mexican Repatriation and WWII that pachucas, the forebears to the cholas, started to appear on the streets of Los Angeles. Pachucas were the female counterparts to pachuchos, the Mexican American teenagers who wore zoot suits with high-waisted pegged pants and long suit coats. Pachucas also had their own nonconformist style of dress. They were known for teasing their hair into bouffant beehives and wearing heavy makeup, tight sweaters, and slacks or knee-length skirts that were immodestly short for the time. They were a rebel subculture that rejected assimilation into the white, hyper-patriotic spirit of WWII. Their rejection of mainstream beauty ideals and association with a non-white underclass challenged the idea of a unified nation, which the US was desperately trying to portray during wartime. The pachuco and pachuca style became a signifier for a racialized other and was therefore considered un-American... "Back in the day, we were mocked for looking different. Now, so many young girls want to emulate the look and have no idea of the cultural background or street politics associated with it," says Hellabreezy. "It's easy for young privileged girls to want to have the look, but when they are done dressing up in their 'chola costume,' they don't have to go back home to the hood and deal with discrimination, violence, and poverty... We can't just brush the Aquanet off our hair, take our hoops off, and go back to normal suburban life like they can because this is our reality. We live this every day." Please write a reply to the student post below RE: Agents of Socialization Altaf Shahriar Sexuality is a topic that arouses various emotions whenever a person brings it up. My concept and belief of sexuality have been shaped by religion, society, parents, teachers, and elder individuals that were around me when I was growing up. I received positive reinforcements when learning about sexuality. My parents always taught me that sex and marriage was between a man and a woman. She also taught me that sex before marriage was taboo and that I had to wait until I married someone. These statements were repeated throughout my childhood until that was my line of thinking. Growing up in a religious household my parents ensured that we attend church every weekend and even in church the above statements were echoed. During my teenage years and early adulthood, my resocialization process involved influence from the movies I watched and the conversations I had with my friends. One common theme that was echoing during that time was that sex was between two people who love each other whether it's between the same gender or whether it's before marriage. This new concept of sex began to change what I had been taught ever since I was young and presently my belief on sexuality swayed to this side. From the above, it's clear that our socialization is influenced during childhood however, as we grow up we learn to make our own decisions (Gillian, 2009). Reference: Gillian, C. (2009). Women's realm: a study of socialization, sexuality, and reproduction among Australian Aborigines.
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