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Unformatted text preview: 1/16 Introductions Tips Make sure to do the reading Read the newspaper daily Relate the reading to the topic discussed 3 rd section perhaps most important part understand why studying development in a developed country Attend Fischer Center Events Final Project Select topic from a list (ex domestic violence) Pick an event that happened, draw out issues involved related to topic and course in US, compare with similar issues elsewhere Apply what youve learned to a case that youve studied, and relate that case to the knowledge youve gathered through the course Ask/answer questions Group project (2 or 3) What does gender mean? Roles Rules Sexuality Power division Culture Appearance Perception Socially assigned always connected at some level Biological sex Control Interaction Power (divisions) Growing Learning Life Economy Progress Decision-making a sense of growth, control of own decisions Social norms Acceptance Limitations Complexity Decision-making links gender and development How do you define progress ? Moving forward Its a value judgment Gaining more knowledge Resolution of conflict, for the most part Page 2 of 67 What is it that makes development? Having more knowledge? Gaining more wealth? How do you know when your change is better? Development typically discussed in terms of international comparison Nation-building projects that started following WWII Development is linked with colonialism How much decision-making power exists for the colonies? Power relations Gender relations How the female roles conceived post-WWII How can personal interactions have national consequence? We construct our sense of self in relation to others Why do we look elsewhere for development issues and not at ourselves? Why are some places characterized with poverty and not others? Why do we need to look outside our country? Page 3 of 67 1/23 Davis, Ch. 1-2 Chapter 1 The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood Slavery discussed from male perspective Woman considered just as much of a worker as the husband (pg 5) Woman punished through sexual abuse and physical punishments (pg 6) Women with many children are more coveted, but not treated any better (pg 7) Notes There is a body, mind, and sense of self The body is the object Both the body and mind are relative The sense of self is a particular type of object & subject too We hold the capacity to think about ourselves Treat your own self as object Mead says this happens because everything we are is formulated by external environment Just as you can see something outside yourself...
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