Multiple Identities

Multiple Identities - Multiple Identities Social Location...

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Unformatted text preview: Multiple Identities Social Location The social features of one’s identity Our social location is determined by a number of factors: Our, gender, our race, our class, our age, our ethnicity, our nation, our religion, our ability and our sexual orientation What part of your identity do you emphasize and why? Which parts do you underplay or not think about at all? Which of the social dimensions or your identity provide power? Which dimensions provide less power or disadvantage? The Invisibility of Privilege Social categories are the foundation of all structural inequalities present in our society In each category there is or has been a group of people deemed superior, legitimate, dominant and privileged, while others have been relegated to being inferior, subordinate or disadvantaged We all recognize when a door has been shut, but don’t always recognize that it’s open Gender Dominant Men Subordinate Women Transgendered Race Dominant White Subordinate People of Color (Hispanic, Asian- Pacific, African American, Native American….) Class Dominant Middle and Upper class Subordinate Poor and working class Sexual orientation Dominant Heterosexual Subordinate Lesbian, gay, bisexual Religion Dominant Christian Subordinate All other religions Physical Ability Dominant Able-bodied Subordinate Persons with disabilities Nation...
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