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HUMR 2202 Lecture 9: HUMR 2202 Lecture 9

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Human Rights
HUMR 2202
Dan Irving

 Taylor’s research Questions o How do we comprehend the oppression of blacks with the US?  how did BLM emerge as a movement? Connect it historically  black political struggle on the streets has had the most influence  Foucault—power located in many places, look at where located and where resistance is o Framework used?  accessible, not academic audience but where is she talking about different theories (liberalism, radical feminism, Foucault, critical political economy?)  exploitative relations of labour o What do rights mean, gain access to system, seen as human, worthy of protection of states? When is this important and what are limitations of these rights?  What does it mean to gain civil rights? Do they go far enough? How can rights be used by in power to shut down radical political movements  How going into congress to defend rights takes people out of the streets  Categories that produce meaning  meaning shifts (Race)  Racism historically based on biology, justified slavery, imperialism  violent, irrational, intelligence  categories of race tied to the body  Culture of poverty and racialization  Tries to redefine blackness, not about inferiority but system which systematically and strategically has blo
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