By the end of this activity, you will be able to:
Be able to explain the historical context of core social theories
Analyze social phenomena utilizing theoretical frameworks (Sociology Major Outcome #2)
Demonstrate an understanding of individual and group differences and alliances and explain how they may be influenced by race, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, religion and/or disabilities (General Education Goal 5, Outcome #14)
Explain racism in the US using W.E.B. Du Bois’s concepts of the color line OR explain the minority status of women today using Gilman’s theoretical reasoning.
Project 3A (800-1000 words) is due at the end of Module 5 and is worth 5% of your grade.
PowerPoint slides for Chapter 5 [PPT File Size 1704KB]
PowerPoint slides for Chapter 7 [PPT File Size 1935KB]
Feminism Theory [Video File 20 mins 55 secs]
W. E. B. Du Bois Overview (Moyers) [Video File 9 mins 45 secs]
Double Consciousness [Video File 1 mins 46 secs] by W.E.B. Du Bois
Double Consciousness [Video File 9 mins 28 secs]
MINORITY STATUS OF WOMEN Name: Institution: Date: Minority Status of Women Today Using Gilman`s Theoretical Reasoning Statistically, women are not a minority group. Women are almost the same number as men in many societies and global statistics show the difference is not significant. However, they are considered a minority since they tend to be accorded less power and privileges than men by the society. In this paper, Gilman`s ideas are used to explain the minority status of women in the contemporary world. The socio-biological underpinnings of gender difference are magnified to depict women to be weaker and unable to accomplish some tasks without help from men CITATION Sco08 l 1033 (Appelrouth & Edles, 2008). Gilman opines that women are oversexed and their gender is given special attention which is unwarranted. The idea sinks into women that because of their biological differences with men, they are unable to