Lecture 1 Notes: Masculinity
Did your high school have anything like the Mr. Cougar contest? If so, describe.
What do we mean by masculinity?
Very few men, if any, are actually hegemonically masculine, but all men do benefit, to
Lecture 3 Notes: Reflexivity
On p. 11, Bourgois says that Any detailed examination of social marginalization
encounters serious problems with the politics of representation What does he mean?
What does the interface between structural oppression and
Lecture 2 Notes: Darwinism
Describe the social purity movement, as described by Gordon. What contemporary
reform movements resemble it?
What did the suffrage, free love, and temperance movements advocate?
Describe the voluntary motherhood movemen
Lecture 5 Notes: Controversial Figures
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?
Describe the hegemonic
Lecture 8 Notes: Negative Responses
Omi and Winant: says discovering that by legal definition one is not white because one is
1/32 Negro is catastrophic. Why?
In contrast to the other major distinction of this type, that of gender, there is no biolo
Lecture 6 Notes: Religious Activity
Compare the conservatism of fundamental Baptist beliefs and practices to the
conservatism of Argentinean haredi Jews described by Jacobson.
Jacobson says that context plays a fundamental role in determining the me
Lecture 4 Notes: Protection of Government
What did you know about maximum security prisons prior to reading this book?
List the ways in which maximum security prisons differ from ordinary prisons.
When did these maximum security prisons begin to
Lecture 10 Notes: Embodiments
Is our attainment of patriarchal power through the oppression of women any less
insidious than white peoples perpetuation of a system of racial oppression to dehumanize
us? (Cole and Guy-Sheftall: 71). Defend this position
Lecture 9 Notes: Race and Gender Interactions
What argument does Merry use in support of Affirmative Action?
The proponents of critical race theory argue that racial divisions in the United States
are profound and fundamental to the social order, ra