1) A description of the latest wave of mass immigration, which began in the 1960s. Discuss in detail the particular issues of stratification faced by this latest wave of immigrants, integrating our course materials.
2) A comparison of the impact of the latest wave (approximately 1960s-now) with the first wave (approximately 1820s-1920s) of immigrants in terms of: types of populations involved, causes for immigrating, and overall impact on U.S. society, drawing from our course materials.
3) Your own analysis of how you think the negative consequences of stratification could be improved in society for one particular disadvantaged group of your choosing. What are the specific actions that could be taken and in what areas of social life would the steps create positive change? In doing so, you must apply:
Two concepts (i.e. discrimination, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, etc.) from our materials and/or outside scholarly readings for this group.
Two theories (i.e. conflict theory, interactionist theory, feminist theory, critical race theory, etc.) from our materials and/or outside scholarly readings for this group.
feminist beliefs were used as the moderator but it this study feminist beliefs were used to moderate the relationship between sociocultural pressures on thin-ideal and body dissatisfaction. 195 female undergraduates completed self-report measures assessing socio cultural influences, feminist beliefs, thin-ideal internalization, self-objectification and body dissatisfaction (Myers & Crowther, 2007). The findings of this study are relevant because feminist beliefs did have a moderating effect on the relationship between media awareness and thin-ideal internalization. It was hypothesized that feminist identity can impact the way women view advertisements causing them to be less likely to self-objectify which is supported by the findings in the study completed by Myers & Crowther, 2007). Feminist identity can be looked at as a powerful resource contrasting the negative stereotypes and stigmas surrounding women. Sabik & Tylka, 2006, specifically looked into feminist identify and its effect against sexist events toward distorted eating. Using hierarchical moderated regression, the study found two types of feminist identity; synthesis and active commitment (Sabik & Tylka, 2006). These two out of the five feminist identity styles they evaluated were the only ones that affected the relationship between disordered eating and assumed sexist events. The results found that non-feminist women were impacted greater by sexist events than feminist women, meaning non-feminist women receied more psychological distress when faced with sexist events. This is helpful because feminist consciousness were proven to be a unique factor that could weaken the relationship between sexist events and psychological distress. In order to clarify and advance the findings of previous studies, we will measure Feminist Identity using the Feminist Beliefs and Behavior scale (Zucker, 2004). The scale contains three items about the cardinal beliefs of feminists answered in a yes/no format followed by one dichotomous question to access the participants’ willingness to identify as a feminist. Examples of items include, “Girls and women have not been treated as well as boys and men in our society” and “Women and men should be paid equally for the same work”. Participants will answer to each item in a dichotomous, yes/no format. Based on previous research, we expect out hypothesis, “Women who identify themselves as feminists or have core beliefs of feminists will be less likely to self-objectify due to menstrual taboo” to be true. Every movement made by feminist is to express their confidence and acceptance of oneself. In doing so the disdain and taboos of menstruation will shift, creating confidence in all woman to be able to talk about periods without feeling embarrassed. Each survey has evidence that shows the forward thinking and beliefs over non feminist woman when it comes to sex, menstruation and body confidence. Finally, we will be being using a sample of about 68 females from a PIPER pool at The College of New Jersey. Many studies have used similar aged female participants so it will be interesting to compare our results to prior research. There are not too many previous studies that examine the effects of menstruation taboo on feminist identity and self-objectification on women.>GET ANSWER