Question 1: Bridging Theory and Practice
The goal of this course was to bridge theory and practice and give you the experience of engaging in real world community conflict.
In what ways did the course bridge theory and practice? (theory can mean a well-formed theory or theoretical concepts). Are there any theories, frameworks, or concepts from your conflict resolution studies that were exemplified by any aspect of this course (in your teamwork, in the project your team worked on, or in the broader course context)? You do not need to elaborate on any given theory, just to make reference and make clear what in the theory was relevant to what in the course experience.
Question 2: Insights/Lessons Learned
Please share one or two insights you have gained from any aspect of this course (you can gain insight from something that worked well or from something that did not work well). How will these insights guide/inform you in your future endeavors?
Another way that these gender stereotypes are reconstructed are during drug robberies. In the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography article Damn, Yo-Who’s That Girl: An Ethnographic Analysis of Masculinity in Drug Robberies, Dr. Randol Contreras (2008) examines the role of women in the commission of drug robberies. The standard practice is for women to use their sexuality to lure drug dealers into a trap. Usually they get them secluded and then the men ambush and rob them. The women are not given an honest cut, and are not viewed as equals with the men. The robbers know that the drug dealer will fall for the bait because he has to prove he is a real “man” by attempting to sleep with the girl. This shows that drug robbers know the stereotypes, take advantage of them, and yet internalize them, all at once. They don’t see the girls as equals, they don’t think they are smart enough to earn a real cut. It is also just as imperative to the notion of understanding the complexities of crime to look at the various factors involved in a person’s social identity. Intersectionality examines crime while taking into account gender, class, and race. It takes into account the various power structures that a person has to deal with, and the combination of these factors gives their “social location”. African American females will face different challenges than African American males or Hispanic females. Wealth will change how someone has to interact with the world around them. These are inescapable facts that must be taken into account when studying crime.>GET ANSWER