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Lecture 10

WMST 1000Y Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Participant Observation


Department
Women's Studies
Course Code
WMST 1000Y
Professor
Funke A
Lecture
10

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UNSETTLING ACTIVISMS: FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES
OVERVIEW OF CLASS
o Dominant understandings of activism
o Challenging and extending: from activism to activismS
o Stories of Resistance, Resilience and Resurgence in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough
o Wrap up
from ACTIVISM to ACTIVISMS
o My research involves community-based methodologies: interviews, group
storytelling, participant observation, WITH diverse social changers/activists
o Theorizes resistance, activism, social change drawing from feminist , critical
race, Indigenous, critical disability, queer, critical age studies
o Challenges simplistic understandings and dominant narratives of activism move
toward “activisms” plural
ACTIVISMS
o Diverse activists and diverse activisms
o Focus on “everyday” activisms and activists
o Making and unmaking
AMPLIFYING ACTIVISMS
o Extending:
o What
o Who
o How
THREE CAPSULES
o Elder Shirley Ida Williams Pheasant
o anya gwynne
o Niambi Leigh
o Does this person look like how you typically think of activists? Why/ why not?
o What kind of “activist practices” are described in the video?
o Does this video challenge any dominant narratives of activism?
o What do you learn from this person’s knowledge/story about activisms that you
didn’t know before?
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