SOC 110-Week 5 Essay

SOC 110-Week 5 Essay - Jackie Diaz 9/28/07 SOC 110 Week 5...

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Jackie Diaz 9/28/07 SOC 110 Week 5 Essay: First Group of Readings Subjugation is a term that refers to the systematic process by which privileged individuals assert some form of dominance over those who are less privileged. While it can manifest itself in a variety of ways and can affect a wide range of people, subjugation is typically a cyclical process that is characterized by the simultaneous interplay of subordination, domination, and agency. One form of subjugation that underlies essentially every society is patriarchy—a system founded on the premise of male dominance. Although gender is one of the major facets of this system, another often more neglected factor is race. To completely understand the system of patriarchy, it is first necessary to understand the roles that gender and race play in it. In “Theorizing Difference From Multiracial Feminism,” Maxine Zinn and Bonnie Dill refer to the relationship between gender and race as “multiracial feminism.” They elaborate on this idea by explaining that both factors help to organize society and
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Menon,niveditha during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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SOC 110-Week 5 Essay - Jackie Diaz 9/28/07 SOC 110 Week 5...

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