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Structural Oppression Women’s experiences of difference, inequality, and oppression vary by their social location within capitalism, patriarchy and racism Socialist feminism Intersectionality theory
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Socialist Feminism An effort to develop a unified theory that focuses on the role of capitalism and patriarchy in creating a large-scale structure that oppresses women
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Historical Materialism The material conditions of human life are the key factors that pattern human experience, personality, ideas, and social arrangements Those conditions change over time because of dynamics immanent within them History is a record of the changes in the material conditions of a group's life and of the correlative changes in experiences, personality, ideas, and social arrangements
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Socialist Feminists Move Beyond Historical Materialism By broadening the meaning of the material conditions of life to include The human body, procreation, child rearing, sexuality, home maintenance, emotional
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Unformatted text preview: sustenance and the production of knowledge • By emphasizing human agency and the independent causal role for ideas in history • By treating patriarchy as an independent structure of oppression Intersectionality Theory • Vectors of Oppression and Privilege The varied intersections of a number of arrangements of social inequality (gender, class, race, global location, sexual preference, and age) that serve to oppress women differentially. Variation in these intersections qualitatively alters the experience of being a woman Standpoints • The perspectives of embodied actors within groups that are differentially located in social structure Webbed Accounts • Accounts woven together by reporting all the various actors' or standpoint groups' knowledge of an experience and describing the situations, including the dynamics of power, out of which the actors or groups came to create these versions Uttar Pradesh Kerala...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2009 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Cornwell during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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