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Paternalism and Social Power

SOC 302
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement, Social, Cultural and Critical Theory

This course will consider the construction of caring and helping in the structuring of social relations. What does helping entail? How does power operate in the velvet glove? What, if anything, lies beyond paternalism? How does social change occur? Competing perspectives on paternalism from within social and political theory will be considered as vehicles for tracing power dynamics in a survey of U.S. social formations related to family, gender, sexuality, race, labor, class, medicine, criminal justice, religion, environmentalism, and international relations.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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