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21A.218J Identity and Difference (MIT) 21A.218J Identity and Difference (MIT)

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How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? Why are some people accepted and celebrated for their particular features while other people and behaviors are considered deviant and stigmatized? This course examines theoretical perspectives on human identity, focusing on processes of creating categories of acceptable and deviant identities. We will discuss how identities are formed, how they vary, the forms and possibilities of unique or aggregate identities, how behaviors are labeled deviant, how people enter deviant roles and worlds, responses to differences and strategies of coping with these responses on the individual and group level. Rather than focus on the differences among various forms of deviant How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? Why are some people accepted and celebrated for their particular features while other people and behaviors are considered deviant and stigmatized? This course examines theoretical perspectives on human identity, focusing on processes of creating categories of acceptable and deviant identities. We will discuss how identities are formed, how they vary, the forms and possibilities of unique or aggregate identities, how behaviors are labeled deviant, how people enter deviant roles and worlds, responses to differences and strategies of coping with these responses on the individual and group level. Rather than focus on the differences among various forms of deviant

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human identity | human identity | deviance | deviance | conformity | conformity | gender | gender | sexuality | sexuality | WMN.454J | WMN.454J | 21A.218 | 21A.218 | SP.454 | SP.454 | WMN.454 | WMN.454

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11.139 The City in Film (MIT) 11.139 The City in Film (MIT)

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Using film as a lens to explore and interpret various aspects of the urban experience in both the U.S. and abroad, this course presents a survey of important developments in urbanism from 1900 to the present day, including changes in technology, bureaucracy, and industrialization; immigration and national identity; race, class, gender, and economic inequality; politics, conformity, and urban anomie; and planning, development, private property, displacement, sprawl, environmental degradation, and suburbanization. Using film as a lens to explore and interpret various aspects of the urban experience in both the U.S. and abroad, this course presents a survey of important developments in urbanism from 1900 to the present day, including changes in technology, bureaucracy, and industrialization; immigration and national identity; race, class, gender, and economic inequality; politics, conformity, and urban anomie; and planning, development, private property, displacement, sprawl, environmental degradation, and suburbanization.

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cities | cities | urban | urban | urban experience | urban experience | urbanism | urbanism | development | development | technology | technology | bureaucracy | bureaucracy | industrialization | industrialization | immigration | immigration | national identity | national identity | race | race | class | class | gender | gender | economic inequality | economic inequality | politics | politics | conformity | conformity | urban anomie | urban anomie | planning | planning | private property | private property | displacement | displacement | sprawl | sprawl | environmental degradation | environmental degradation | suburbanization | suburbanization | metropolis | metropolis | berlin symphony of a great city | berlin symphony of a great city | the crowd | the crowd | modern times | modern times | ladri di biciclette | ladri di biciclette | bicycle thieves | bicycle thieves | the naked city | the naked city | west side story | west side story | play time | play time | midnight cowboy | midnight cowboy | blade runner | blade runner | do the right thing | do the right thing | london | london | night on earth | night on earth

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Moral Conformity

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Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Ethics at Duke University. In this inaugural workshop, professors from Duke University presented papers in Oxford in June 2015. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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practical ethics | bioethics | morality | conformity | practical ethics | bioethics | morality | conformity

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21A.218J Identity and Difference (MIT) 21A.218J Identity and Difference (MIT)

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This course explores how identities, whether of individuals or groups, are produced, maintained, and transformed. Students will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives that deal with identity formation, including constructions of "the normal." We will explore the utility of these perspectives for understanding identity components such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, language, social class, and bodily difference. By semester's end students will understand better how an individual can be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action as well as a social product. This course explores how identities, whether of individuals or groups, are produced, maintained, and transformed. Students will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives that deal with identity formation, including constructions of "the normal." We will explore the utility of these perspectives for understanding identity components such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, language, social class, and bodily difference. By semester's end students will understand better how an individual can be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action as well as a social product.

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21A.218 | 21A.218 | WGS.170 | WGS.170 | class | class | social interaction | social interaction | discourse | discourse | performance | performance | bodies | bodies | conformity | conformity | deviance | deviance | gender | gender | biology | biology | culture | culture | race | race | constructivism | constructivism | essentialism | essentialism | structuralism | structuralism | incarceration | incarceration | religion | religion | food | food | group membership | group membership | sexuality | sexuality | ethnicity | ethnicity | institution | institution | identity formation | identity formation | stigma | stigma

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Welsh history and its sources

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This unit is a teaching and learning resource for anyone interested in Welsh history. It contains study materials, links to some of the most important institutions that contribute to our understanding of the history of Wales, and a pool of resources that can help you understand Welsh history and the way it is studied. Included in the material is a taster of the Open University course Small Country, Big History: Themes in the History of Wales (A182).

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arts and history | coal | communism | communist | demography | edward i | industrial | industry | labour | language | medieval | middle ages | mining | nationalism | nationalist | nonconformist | nonconformity | post-war | radical | radicalism | riot | socialism | socialist | sport | strike | tudor | union | victorian | vote | wales | welsh | welsh history | Education | X000

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Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Social Psychology

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This course will introduce the student to the concepts of social psychology, which focuses primarily on the individual’s psychology as part of the group or society. Because humans are social creatures and almost invariably exist in a social context, social psychology deals with a huge range of aspects of human life, including love, attraction, aggression, helping behaviors (or altruism), and obedience. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Psychology 301)

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social psychology | perception | cognition | conformity | obedience | bystander effect | stereotypes | prejudice | discrimination | interpersonal | attraction | aggression | altruism | Social studies | L000

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Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

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21A.218J Identity and Difference (MIT)

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How can the individual be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action and also a social product? Why are some people accepted and celebrated for their particular features while other people and behaviors are considered deviant and stigmatized? This course examines theoretical perspectives on human identity, focusing on processes of creating categories of acceptable and deviant identities. We will discuss how identities are formed, how they vary, the forms and possibilities of unique or aggregate identities, how behaviors are labeled deviant, how people enter deviant roles and worlds, responses to differences and strategies of coping with these responses on the individual and group level. Rather than focus on the differences among various forms of deviant

Subjects

human identity | deviance | conformity | gender | sexuality | WMN.454J | 21A.218 | SP.454 | WMN.454

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21A.218J Identity and Difference (MIT)

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This course explores how identities, whether of individuals or groups, are produced, maintained, and transformed. Students will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives that deal with identity formation, including constructions of "the normal." We will explore the utility of these perspectives for understanding identity components such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, language, social class, and bodily difference. By semester's end students will understand better how an individual can be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action as well as a social product.

Subjects

21A.218 | WGS.170 | class | social interaction | discourse | performance | bodies | conformity | deviance | gender | biology | culture | race | constructivism | essentialism | structuralism | incarceration | religion | food | group membership | sexuality | ethnicity | institution | identity formation | stigma

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11.139 The City in Film (MIT)

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Using film as a lens to explore and interpret various aspects of the urban experience in both the U.S. and abroad, this course presents a survey of important developments in urbanism from 1900 to the present day, including changes in technology, bureaucracy, and industrialization; immigration and national identity; race, class, gender, and economic inequality; politics, conformity, and urban anomie; and planning, development, private property, displacement, sprawl, environmental degradation, and suburbanization.

Subjects

cities | urban | urban experience | urbanism | development | technology | bureaucracy | industrialization | immigration | national identity | race | class | gender | economic inequality | politics | conformity | urban anomie | planning | private property | displacement | sprawl | environmental degradation | suburbanization | metropolis | berlin symphony of a great city | the crowd | modern times | ladri di biciclette | bicycle thieves | the naked city | west side story | play time | midnight cowboy | blade runner | do the right thing | london | night on earth

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