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Class 3. Aboriginal Women.docx

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University of Ottawa
Christine Bruckert

Resistance Definition: - The tactics, strategies and practices persons employ to assert agency and contest the conditions and or implications of their position Theoretical Roots: - Foucault’s power as a relationally – realized negotiated dynamic Study Of: - Peoples struggles to further their interests and exercise agency within the context of the oppression and lack f choice that characterizes their situation Axis of Resistance (Resistance Can Be): - Individual/Collective o Individual: In your own interest (individual act of resistance), always conditioned by the capital she had at her disposal, not putting lipstick on etc. Individual empowerment o Collective: the group movement, females as a whole – strikes and movements - Passive/Violent o Passive: about not doing something (taking away sex to encourage violent men to stop – no sugar movement) - Everyday/Exceptional o Everyday: Not wearing lipstick Limits of Resistance: - Not all acts resistance (intent, meaning, subjectivity – shaving your legs, may just be lazy etc.) - Capacity to resist shaped by gender however not all women are equally positioned Appreciate That: 1. Violence that is not just interpersonal 2. Violence is determined by factors other than just gender Intersections and Layers: Intersectionality – how diverse biological, social and cultural categories including gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation and other axes interact and contribute to systematic social inequity Oppressions within Society – such as racism, sexism, homophobia and religion (do not act independently of one another. These forms of oppression are mutually constitutive) Intersecting oppressions create and maintain systems of privilege and disadvantage that play out at the macro and micro levels Privilege of: - My race - Heterosexuality Sexual Orientation (forms of violence) - Homophobia - Heterosexism - Social and Family exclusion - Marginalization - Bullying - Invisibility - Suicide - Denial of jobs Class Location Structure: - Economic marginality - Labour site danger Culture: - Perception - Cultural capital and implications for justice - V
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