Gender_and_Power_Etc - Gender, Politics and Power What is...

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Gender, Politics and Power What is Gender? Social Structures & Representation How are women oppressed as a social group? Political Science & What is Appropriate Research
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L: Adam and Eve (Albrecht Durer). R: Cover “Tough Guise” video by Jackson Katz Interfaith Day of Prayer for Peace, 1986, Pope stands with, from left: Bishop Gabriel of Palmyra of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, Archbishop Methodios of Thyateria/UK of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Dalai Lama, Venerable Maha Ghosan, Venerable Eui-Hyun Seo of Korea, and Venerable Etai Yamada of Japan. Categorization: Is gender performed? Is hierarchy and/or gender taught?
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April Ashley (UK) Model, Entertainer, Socialite ( more , more ) Transsexual Pioneer from the UK Transitioned at age 21-25 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and the Norm of Heterosexuality
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What is Gender? Gender as an identity? Do women share an identity as women? “Each person is a distinctive body” with similarities and differences among and between group identities (Young 18). Iris Marion Young, political philosopher, found gender a useful social structure in policy analysis. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/06/images/060802.young.jpg
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Gender as a social structure is useful in policy analysis Systematic way that social interactions, structures and institutions are organized and how women and men respond to this structuring The confluence of institutional rules and interactive routines, mobilization of resources (e.g. $ to run for office), & physical structures (e.g. Congressional dealings may occur in men’s restrooms; diaper change tables in women’s restrooms); these factors are relatively stable over time . Barriers constrain us . But still see human agency as people decide if they’ll abide by the rules (where to sit on the bus, for e.g.). Social structures (e.g. occupational segregation or sexist/racist/etc. discrimination) manifest in wider social outcomes/patterns (e.g. wage gap based on gender/race/etc.)
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(Note: “Homemakers” who are unpaid are not included in statistics on salary.) Cohen, Philip N. “The Gender Division of Labor.” Gender and Society. Vol. 18, No. 2, 4/04, pp. 239-252.
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Iris Marion Young’s Three Axes of Gender Structuring Sexual Division of Labor : in general , women do some kinds of (“pink collar”) work and men do other
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