UW-Madison SOC 220 - Inter-Group Conflict (4 pages)

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Soc 220 - Ethnic Movements in the US
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Slide 1 Inter Group Conflict Graphical Representation Pamela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 2 Structure Constrains Action Individual actors cannot easily move outside the boundaries of their social structure although they can make choices move within the structure Pamela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 3 Collective Action Can Change Structure Groups of people acting together can exert enough force to change a social structure Collective agency Pamela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 4 T w o G ro u p s P a m e l a O l i v e r S o c i o lo g y 2 2 0 Slide 5 C ontact C onflict P am ela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 6 AStructure of Domination One group s choices are constrained by the other group There are always border skirmishes as the subordinate group tries to break out and the dominant group tries to gain more Pamela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 7 Structures of Domination Take Different Forms Sometimes the dominants police boundaries try to keep groups separate and unequal e g slavery segregation Sometimes the dominants try to erase boundaries assimilate and integrate subordinates cultural dominance Sometimes the dominants try to eliminate the subordinates entirely genocide or relocation Pamela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 8 Structures of Resistance Take Different Forms May try to become dominant if possible revolution May try to escape May try to become part of dominant group assimilate integrate May try to maintain separation under more favorable terms May use persuasion legal challenges disruption or violence Different members of the group may use different strategies Pamela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 9 Group Formation Racial Formation Pamela Oliver Sociology 220 Slide 10 Racial Groups are not Natural Formed in the process of inter group conflict and struggle Before contact distinct cultural groups Europe French English Scottish Irish Bavarian Prussian Dutch etc America Iroquois Huron Cherokee Cree Lakota Navajo etc Hundreds of languages Africa Dinka Maasai Hutu Zulu etc Thousands of



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