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CH34+Standpoint+Theory+DQs - G201: Comm Theory Discussion...

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G201: Comm Theory – Discussion Questions ( continued on reverse ) STANDPOINT THEORY (Sandra Harding and Julia T. Wood) 1. What is the difference between “sex” and “gender”? How do theorists like Harding and Wood approach “gender?” How does their understanding of gender relate to Mead (Symbolic Interactionism)? 2. Why do Harding and Wood believe we will understand the world better if we start from the standpoint of women and other marginalized or oppressed groups? 3. What is “strong objectivity?” Why do Harding and Wood believe a marginalized standpoint is more complete or whole than a perspective of someone in a dominant, central position?
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Unformatted text preview: G201: Comm Theory Discussion Questions 4. How does situated knowledge relate to Pearce and Cronens Coordinated Management of Meaning? 5. Chapter 34 provides a few examples of research that might look different if it started from a womans perspective. Do you think any of the theories weve studied by male theorists might be different from a womans standpoint? What about another marginalized position? 6. What do Standpoint Theory (Harding and Wood) and Cultural Studies (Hall) have in common? In what ways are they distinct?...
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