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  1. The Bubonic Plague that hit Sydney in 1901 is a perfect example of how individuals with power and authority can control and alter people in society and their ways of life. It’s incredibly insightful to see how Australia’s government reacted and dealt with this situation. During this time the Australian government were highly successful in creating this ‘culture of fear’ that linked Non Anglo-Australians (e.g. migrants) to poor hygiene, which thus lead to the quarantine of communities in and around upper Sydney CBD & Darling Harbour. It caused immense feelings of fear, anxiety and much hostility that not only became widespread but also shaped and altered perceptions of the communities and the individuals that made up those communities in the most negative ways possible. The manipulation and the exercise of ones’ power is remarkable in terms of dominating society and controlling people.

    #SOC208 #Tut3 #Wed1430

  2. The Bubonic Plague that hit Sydney in 1901 is a perfect example of how individuals with power and authority can control and alter people in society and their ways of life. It’s incredibly insightful to see how Australia’s government reacted and dealt with this situation. During this time the Australian government were highly successful in creating this ‘culture of fear’ that linked Non Anglo-Australians (e.g. migrants) to poor hygiene, which thus lead to the quarantine of communities in and around upper Sydney CBD & Darling Harbour. It caused immense feelings of fear, anxiety and much hostility that not only became widespread but also shaped and altered perceptions of the communities and the individuals that made up those communities in the most negative ways possible. The manipulation and the exercise of ones’ power is remarkable in terms of dominating society and controlling people.

    #SOC208 #Tut4 #Wed1430

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