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Colloquia: Cecilia Ridgeway (Stanford University) - Intersecting Cultural Beliefs in Social Relations: Gender, Race, and Class Binds and Freedoms

When Apr 19, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Sociology Boardroom
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I offer an evidence based theoretical account of how widely shared cultural beliefs about gender, race, and class intersect in interpersonal and other social relational contexts in the U. S. to create characteristic cultural “binds” and freedoms for actors in those contexts.    I treat gender, race, and class as systems of inequality that are culturally constructed as distinct but implicitly overlap through their defining beliefs which reflect the perspectives of dominant groups in society.  I cite evidence for the contextually contingent interactional “binds” and freedoms this creates for people such as Asian men, Black women and poor whites who are not prototypical of images embedded in cultural gender, race, and class beliefs.  All forms of unprototypicality create “binds,” but freedoms result from being unprototypical of disadvantaging rather than advantaging statuses.

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