Governmentality can also be about how a person and their self governance can effect them. Self governance seems to be the reason that the people of the Edgewater homeless community are living this way. The main problems lie within themselves; not being able to take accountability for their own actions seems to be a common factor among each of the lumpen people observed by Bourgois and Schonberg. The ways of life of these people are different than those of what society considers normal in an almost endless number of ways. Bourgois and Schonberg observe what they initially believe to be homosexual relationships in the Edgewater community.
Would you describe this society as a power-over or power-with society? Give reasons. I would describe this society as a power-over society because majority of the population was oppressed. Although the upper class was the minority they had power over the poor. If a superior were to insult an inferior was accepted and expected, but an insult from an inferior to a superior was not tolerated.
New invisible chains Segregation ended in the 60’s but, the new conditions that the African American community faces is a daunting hill to climb. The low quality and lack of education is one that leaves the African American at severe disadvantage. The influx of people from the south to the north created living conditions that created weak family structures and left the African America community susceptible to crime and delinquency. Last, the psychological state of segregation that the black community faces, plays as a huge determinant in black on black crime and leaves them with poor job skills and high rates of unemployment. All of these variables leave the African American more predisposed to higher crime rates, which in turn, leads to
Thus, being able to reach out to people you may not have, otherwise, been able to ever meet. One of the biggest disadvantages to friendship evangelism is that building a relationship usually takes time. People, today, are skeptical of others because we live in a society that is extremely self-absorbed. So many people are hurt and therefore,
Jensen mentions that “… we live our lives in that system and it deforms men narrowing our emotional range and depth” (533).For example, when two people decide to be in a relationship they are both vulnerable to getting hurt both emotionally and physically, but most men tend to be conservative while women get very attached to things so we are affected on different levels. Even though masculinity has varies ways of shaping our lives, we came part of the system in which masculinity can flourish, and we fail to see how it has taken over our lives to the point that we struggle to make a connection with our environment. If this view of masculinity was somehow to be replaced or somehow forgotten it will direct us to the ideal understanding of humanity and enable it to shape our lives in a way that we can gain back control of who we are and what we strive to be. Ideally it’s a world where no tendencies are embedded within
Sigmund Freud once said, “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” In Harper Lees’ novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” we can see a community of people who have this same fear, the fear of responsibility and change. Maycomb County is a divided community in which social hierarchy and prejudice thrives. The people of Maycomb are apprehensive about embracing ideas coming from outside the boundaries of their small community, ideas such as equality and integration between blacks and whites, gender roles being irrelevant in modern society and the breaking down of social hierarchy. Lee’s uses the backdrop of Maycomb County in order to portray to us the social injustices that were taking place during the time in which this book was published, an America in which segregation between the black and whites was rife. She uses characters such as Aunt Alexandra and the Ewells to personify the ignorance of prejudice, while the characters of Atticus and even Calpurnia show us that certain educated individuals in a community diluted with hatred and preconception hold a completely different view.
This is so because people fear what they do not know, or understand. If a person has never experienced someone of a particular group, stereotypes my already be in place that will cause the discrimination of these groups. Ethnocentrism, which is the belief in the superiority of one’s own race over that of another, is also a huge factor in discrimination and has led to the extermination of the Jews in Germany, and the slavery epidemic in the United States as well as many other countries throughout time. • How is discrimination faced by one identity group (race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability) the same as discrimination faced by
Our country feels the need to treat someone with a different sexual preference as a completely different person who, apparently, doesn’t deserve the same specific rights as others do. However, nowadays it can be seen as frowned upon to be “gay” while about 150
As a kid, I used to feel different, and I felt like I did not belong with my peers. My family background, language, and culture was different from most students in my class. Despite, speaking a common language in school, I still felt something missing. I had difficulty interacting with most students in my class, fearing they could reject me and worse brand me an outcast. I considered being diverse and different from other kids in my class a nightmare to my personal life and social interaction.
On the other side, too many people are discriminated because of their sex or their preferences, in many cases there are people that can´t stand lesbians and gays where are seen on the streets , elderly people is also discriminated because of their age, some times the discriminations comes from the family in many cases without bad intentions. In bolivia when Evo Morales assumed the presidence there was to much discrimination to indian people, people who dressed big skirt like people from town of the occident, they used to be discriminated just for being COLLAS or people from this side of our country were discriminated just for being CAMBAS, our society almosrt afronted a civil war between people from diferent sides of the country. Eventhough was created the mid moon in order to divide the country in two parts. People is also discriminated by having differents illnes like AIDS, etc. Nowadays we can even see that exist status discrimination where rich people think that can humilliate anyone