Sociological Studies into Homophobia and Racism Essay

Week: “Paris is Burning”

Week: “Paris is Burning” is a documentary film on NYC Ball community in the late 1980s. 

Essay 3:

Use the documentary to answer the following questions:

How does the Sociological Imagination help us determine why people hold on to the Ideologies of homophobia and racism?  

How do Sociologist use Ethnography as a tool to determine the effects these Ideologies have on different people’s access to Life Chances?

How does Ascribed and Achieved status play out in access to  Life Chances?

How do Formal and Informal Sanctions play out in people’s Front Stage and Back Stage Behavior?

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