Midterm G102 - Midterm Exam Short Answer 1 Epistemology is...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Midterm Exam Short Answer 1. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge and how we come about taking things in and accepting them as truths. V.Y. Mudembe’s notion of gnosis is how we learn through our experiences and come to accept those things as truths through ourselves. Gnosis is also the pursuit of knowledge and being critical with the pursuit of that sought knowledge. 2. Common sense is the assumed knowledge that we as a society have come to accept as truths. An example of common sense is that for thousands of years it was believed there was only one sex: male. Females had an interior penis that could easily fall out transforming them into males. (Methods, Sex and Madness, O’Connell Davidson and Derek Layder, pg. 1-2) 3. The state is defined as “A politically organized set of institutions within a territorially defined space.” For example, schools, police, and the entertainment industry. State power is exercised through institutions which are “organizations founded and united for a specific purpose.” (Bailey, Lecture Feb. 4, 2008) 4. “Sex is the biologically and socially constructed categories of male and female and the biological characteristics and properties of those bodies which places them into those categories.” “Gender is the socially constructed norms, conventions and behaviors assigned to men and women.” You are born with your sex (male/female) but not gender; we are socialized into the gender that coincides with our sex. (Bailey, Lecture Jan. 14, 2008) 5. The three sexes beyond male and female are: hermaphrodite, consisting of one testie and one ovary, female pseudo hermaphrodite, ovaries and some aspects of male genitilia
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
but no testies, and finally male pseudo hermaphrodite, which has testes and some aspects of female genitalia. (Sexing The Body, Anne Fausto-Sterling) 6. As defined in lecture, Women’s Studies is “A field that studies the experiences, histories and politics of women and their lives.” “Gender Studies is a more recent approach that interrogates the category of gender as a social construction. More focused on gender and specific types of gender relations.” Gender studies is more broad and encompasses both men and women, race, sexuality, class, and gender.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern