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22/02/2010 22:45:00 Women’s Studies Outline.  Kirk Readings. Exam1 CH1- Women’s rights, Women’s liberation, Women’s studies feminism- concerns liberation of women and girls from discrimination based on gender gender subordination- discrimination based on other systems of power such as race,  class, sexuality, age, ability, and national origin. Myths: feminism is ideological feminism is a white, middle-class thing feminism is narrowly concerned with women’s issues. Waves of Feminism: 1 st  wave- 1830’s-1920’s – Liberal Feminism. oppression of women regarding unequal access to existing political, social, and  economic institutions.  -concerned with suffrage, slavery etc.  2 nd  wave- 1960’s-1980’s- Radical Feminism concerning broader political involvement and issues around gender roles.  Socialist feminism based on issues from patriarchy and capitalism.  3 rd  wave- 1990-? -  emphasizes on multiple identities, ambiguities, and contradictions. Smaller groups of all  races and sexual orientations fighting for their rights. Etc. Intersectionality- theoretical perspectives that integrate gender with other systems of  inequality Matrix of Oppresion and Resistance-  works through systems of power and inequality involves prejudice and discrimination oppression is rooted in social institutions  the matrix explains interrelatedness of various forms of oppression.
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Prejudice- unreasonable, unfair, and hostile attitudes toward people Discrimination- differential treatment favoring those who are in a position of dominance. Linking Personal and Global: micro- personal/individual meso- comminuty ex: neighborhood or school macro- national or institutional global- worldwide.  CH2- Theories and Theorizing: Intergrative Frameworks for Understanding Ideology- organized collection of ideas applied to public issues.  dominant culture- the values, symbols, means of expression, language,  and interest of people of power in this society. positivism- the notion that true knowledge is scientific knowledge only  derived from positive affirmation of theories. Biological determinism- states that a groups biological or genetic makeup  shapes its social, political, and economic destiny.
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  social constructivism- most feminists believe that behavior etc. is shaped  by society, experience, and education, as proposed by Judith Lorber. Patriarchy-  systematic organization of male supremacy. Situated knowledge and standpoint theory-  different social and historical 
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