Educ 115 Spring 2012_Week 2_020212_Stdt V

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Unformatted text preview: Social LocaEons (Kirk Okazawa ­Rey) Different levels of the self  Micro level: IdenEty formaEon as along journey (are we who we say we are every Eme, everywhere?  Meso level: the quest from others to socially locate you  Macro and global levels: who is in and who is out? Structural inequaliEes (them and us – do this to them, let us the dominant, legiEmate, superior get them  ­ the relegated ones) Space of prejudice Hardiman, Jackson, & Pat: Other concepts related to the conceptual foundaEons •  Border Iden))es: mixed racial backgrounds, bi/mulEculturalism, bi/mulElingualism •  Disadvantaged by Associa)on: a gray space, dual ­existence •  Internalized subordina)on : consent, survival strategy, ulEmate level of symbolic violence Internalized dominaEon: essenEalizing the dominant wing of relaEons of dominaEon Tatum RelaEons of dominaEon •  Dominant groups establish the norms, subordinate groups have to ‘fit in’ or they are seen as deficient •  Dominant and subordinates: who knows what about who? •  Survival strategy: a road toward internalized oppression (symbolic violence). OPPRESSION Defini)on: consolida)on and maintenance of social power to the benefit of privileged groups Bell: Elements of Oppression as the main obstrucEon to social jusEce: Pervasive (InsEtuEonal and systemic, discriminaEon, personal bias, bigotry, social prejudice embedded in social pracEces) Restric)ve: structural and material constraints (who can expect to be what) Hierarchical: a systemic set of relaEons of dominaEon Complex, mul)ple, cross ­cuFng rela)onships: safe and unsafe territories Internalized: essenEalizing or naturalizing socially constructed inequaliEes TheoreEcal viewpoint: no hierarchy among the elements of oppression (Young) Bell Theory of oppression based on the Civil Rights, New Len, Women’s liberaEon movements, Pst ­Colonialism •  Two theore)cal grounds of racism: 1) a double ­edged sword that sEgmaEzes and violates the targeted group and that is ethically and psychologically detrimental to the enactor, 2) The alleged neutral (or not so much) language and cultural pracEces through which racism is constructed and reconstructed. •  Classism: Power as an analyEc tool in understanding relaEons of dominaEon that get normalized and pracEces that are taken for granted – how power maintains itself in support of the status quo. •  Sexism: Consciousness ­raising, idenEfying psychological and social factors that contribute to internalizing oppressive beliefs •  MulEple issues: an account of how some groups expe...
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