Problem or Situation Addressed

Males are generally paid more in certain job industries. This model demonstrates a real estate business, which is a industry that is dominated by men. Females are not automatically respected like men. A female can work just as hard as a male or more, but in certain businesses, it does not matter because a female is still just a female.

Theoretical Ideas

“Networking involves reaching outside your immediate circle of contacts to find allies.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 112)

“However, whereas Marx examined the concept of class in terms of work, Weber looked at class in terms of life chances, the opportunities offered by a person’s economic position.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 123)

“Max Weber (1922/1278, 926) viewed power as the ability to bring about an intended outcome, even when opposed by others.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 111)

Privilege is a special advantage or benefit that not everyone enjoys.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 122)

“Women have been subjected to patriarchy, male domination through social institutions and cultural practices.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 129)

“This process can involve subtle or blatant discrimination, treating others unequally based on their background or other personal characteristics.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 124)

“As we have seen, different groups have varying degrees of power within a society, a situation that inevitably produces inequality, the unequal distribution of resources among groups of people.”(Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 123)

“In recent years, some feminist scholars, including Patricia Hill Collins (2000), have built on this tradition through intersectionality theory, which highlights the connections and interactions between various forms of inequality, especially race, class, and gender.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 124)

“The first, traditional authority, has legitimacy because of compliance with well-established cultural practices.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 119)

“Collins (2000) coined the phrase matrix of domination to indicate the interlocking systems of oppression associated with race, class, and gender.” (Experience Sociology by D. Croteau and W. Hoynes, p. 125)

Theory-to-Project Relation

When people network with people they meet, it may increase their life chances at getting a better job. Typically men are seen as powerful and dominate beings. In the early 1900s, men had more privileges than women. Patriarchy is especially shown when it comes to pay, men are typically paid more than women in practices such as real estate, construction, and law enforcement. These type of establishments tend to discriminate against women because women are seen as fragile or even sex objects. These businesses show inequality by paying females less than men, even if the female is a better worker. The intersectionality theory is mainly shown in this model as money. The males are doing the the exact same thing as the females, yet the males are still getting paid more. Men are given traditional authority because they are supposed to be leaders and role models. The matrix of domination is dominated through this model because males dominate this industry, which means they feel like they are superior to females.

How did I make it?

In order to make this model, I used mainly used modeling clay. I also used a led pencil and a card to I could shape the objects and my fingers to put everything together.

Advice to Others

Start on your project early as possible and if you think it is something outrageous, most likely it will be amazing.

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