WMST 101 - sept 14 mapping

WMST 101 - sept 14 mapping - Brief Recap of Codes of Gender...

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Brief Recap of Codes of Gender Sut Jhally, media and cultural critic Erving Goffman, sociologist/mapping interpersonal behavior Codes of gender reveal gender identity is learned, not natural/inevitable Advertisements=commercial realism-codes are so deep & quick they appear natural Feminine Codes: sexualized passivity, submissive, dependent Mapping Many Intersections: Class, Sexuality, Race Feminist Theory: How do social location (gender, race, class, sexuality, age and ability) affect knowing and the processes of knowledge production? How does knowledge produced by ‘outsider groups’ differ from what is produced by dominant culture? Ways of coming together to explain the social world Feminist Theory Challenge: Difference ‘as lack and inferiority’ Liberal: Women’s equality based on ‘sameness’ they should be treated (Same right under the law; treated equally in institutions, patriarchy) Radical/socialist feminism: the body as the site of women’s difference and oppression The generic, the universal, the recognizable Example: Hunters and Gatherers (Anthropologists, when thinking of normal life
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course WMST 101 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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WMST 101 - sept 14 mapping - Brief Recap of Codes of Gender...

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