AbstractUnderstanding how race, class, and gender operate and re/create inequality is an important topic for sociologists. The PowerPoint and notes describe a strategy for illuminating the way large structures of inequality color the way we perceive deviant behavior. Pregnancy increases societal concern over women’s drug use, which brings the role of race and...
- Subject Area(s):
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Resource Type(s):
- Lecture, PowerPoint
- Class Level(s):
- College 300
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesSee uploaded notes.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- In this lesson, students will explore the ways that our perception of drug use is filtered through an understanding of race, class, and gender.
- By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify some ways that economic, racial, and gender privilege influences our perception of drug use and abuse.
- By the end of this lesson, students will be able to articulate some stereotypes we have about women drug users.
- Potential short answer or essay question: In what way does the social status of a drug user (race, class, gender, etc.) influence the way society perceives the deviance of using particular drugs?
- Class large or small group discussion. Discussion points are detailed in the notes and PowerPoint slides.