MIT21A_218JS10_q07

MIT21A_218JS10_q07 - Questions on Nagel 1-56; 91-126;...

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Questions on Nagel 1-56; 91-126; 140-167 1. Nagel says she considers ethnicity to be the core concept, with race and nationalism being two major forms of ethnicity (p. 6). Discuss. How do you see the relation between these 3 terms? 2. Describe the hegemonic sexuality that defines socially approved men’s and women’s sexualized bodies in the U.S. in 2008 (p. 8) Compare Nagel to Pascoe. 3. Discuss the tendency to assume that individuals’ sexual identity can be determined by observing their sexual behavior (you are what you do in bed) (p. 9) 4. Give 3 or more examples of cultural production (drama, fiction, etc.) that deals with individuals forging sexual links with ethnic Others across ethnic boundaries. 5. What is the “one drop rule”? Do you think it still applies in the U.S.? If not, what has taken its place? 6. Discuss the controversy over Jefferson-Hemings’s descendants. In what ways does this dispute portray broader issues in U.S. racial history? (p. 18) 7. With black-white marriages, odds are 3 to 1 that the wife will be white. With Asian-
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MIT21A_218JS10_q07 - Questions on Nagel 1-56; 91-126;...

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