In the weekly theme, we explored an apparent contradiction; categories like race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, and so on are at once socially constructed and yet every bit as real as a physical force like gravity. Citing scholarly works from your class readings or from outside of the course readings, discuss how these social constructs become real in how people relate to one another. Give clean and concrete examples. Remember, you can’t see gravity, but you can examine and point out its effects, and so it is with these crucial categories by which difference is defined.
- Analytic Memo
- The response must be between 850-1150 words.
- You must cite a minimum of 3 scholarly sources– news media articles do not count as scholarly sources, only peer reviewed journals, books, etc.
- You must cite all sources clearly and consistently, regardless of the citation style you choose be sure to keep it consistent.
- You must include a works cited (not part of the word count) at the end.
- You response should include considerable reflection on the pertinent course terms and concepts, failing to reference these consistently throughout will result in a deduction.