Week 5 Lecture - o Cultural background: ancestry, language,...

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Week 5, Sept. 21 st   21/09/2010 14:17:00 AAS 100 Lecture Outline Week 5, Sept 21st Theme: Identity and Cultural Politics Identity Cultural Identity: heritage/background, traditions, rituals Political Identity: double consciousness as experience of two-ness Hyphenation and Pan-ethnicity (African American, Asian American, Latina/o, Native American “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others. Of measuring one’s soul by tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity Intersectionality: Categories of Analysis Race/Racism o Based on fallacy of biological difference Phenotype (Appearance) is Genotype (genetic make-up) Idea of superiority (power) and hierarchy Biology of naturalize culture Historically related experience of colonialism/imperialism (justification) o Race as a social construct o Continuing legacy of racism Ethnicity o Replaced idea of race, but could not account for racism
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Unformatted text preview: o Cultural background: ancestry, language, etc o Reified idea of bounded culture Nationality o Country of Origin o Also, reified culture o With Power Movements created idea of cultural nationalism Class o Economic groups divided by hierarchy o Lower, Middle, Upper o Status: cultural, social, economic o Wealth: accumulation and dispossession Gender o Masculinity o Femininity Sexuality o Heterosexuality Patriarchy and Heteronormativity o Homosexuality Queer Identity Age, Generation, Religion, Disability, etc. Systematic Oppression Social Structures that Impede Life Changes Access to Resources Education and Rights October 12 5:30PM Krannert Auditorium October 14 5:30PM Krannert Auditorium October 20 12PM-1PM AACC Lounge November 19 12PM-1PM AACC Lounge...
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