The movie ‘Crash’ is full of sociological concepts, examining issues of race, et
The movie ‘Crash’ is full of sociological concepts, examining issues of race, et
The movie ‘Crash’ is full of sociological concepts, examining issues of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender, as well as many other concepts. Crash is one of those movies that make us rethink even what we think we know about the world we live in. It requires that we develop a sociological perspective (in which we must practice a beginner’s mind). In the movie, you can see Marx’s theory, “that conflict between social groups is central to the workings of society and the engine of social change is one of the most vital perspectives in sociology today” (Ferris & Stein, 2010, p. 40). Select a sociological concept to describe the movie or a scene in the movie. A sociological concept shown in the movie Crash is: the Thomas Theorem which tells us that if we believe situations to be real, they become real to us. Another sociological concept is the theory of micro-aggression, defined as subtle insults (verbal, nonverbal, and/or visual) directed toward people of color. Choose a sociological concept that you want to explore further through scholarly literature/article (at least one article) and the textbook. Be sure to define the concept and cite source of information (follow APA’s guidelines for in-text citation). Discuss ethnocentrism, stereotype, discrimination (be sure to define terms and cite source of information) that was displayed in this movie. Discuss the social construction of reality, and how it is portrayed in this movie? These are only a few of the many sociological concepts shown in the movie. As you watch this movie, think about your own ethnocentrism. What are your Thomas Theorem situations, “making situations real and/or your truths?” Do not rewrite the movie, or state who said what; and descriptions of the plot should be kept to a bare minimum. Your role is to reflect on what you have seen in the movie and relate it to what you have learned in the readings.

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