Feminism - Feminism Feminism(Weedon 1987 is a politics...

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Feminism Feminism - (Weedon 1987) is a politics directed at changing existing power relations between men and women. It is a social, economic and poltical commitment to eradicate race class and sexual domination and to reorganize society so that individual self development takes precedence over materialism, economic expansion and material desires. Four common concerns of feminism 1. Seek to understand the gendered nature of virtually all social and institutional relations. These arrangements determine who does what for who, what we are and what we might become. 2. Gender relationships are construed as problematic and as related to other inequities and and contradictions in social life. (education, employment, welfare, leisure politics etc. are socially structured thru relationships of gender, power, class, race and sexuality. 3. Gender relationships are not viewed as natusral or immutable, but as a result of socially and historic production and are subject to reconstitution. This means feminist wish to deconstruct myths about women. 4. Feminist tend to political in their advocacy of social change. Feminist challenge traditionsl power
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SCWK 202 taught by Professor Lynch during the Spring '08 term at St. Francis PA.

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Feminism - Feminism Feminism(Weedon 1987 is a politics...

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