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Department
East Asian Studies
Course
EAS100Y1
Professor
Dylan Clark
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 1 9/28/2012 12:01:00 PM “Asia” & gender both bounded containers, problematic Feminism: denaturalizes sex & gender Standpoint epistemology: you inhabit a gendered body, exploring world from limited perspective (no objective, final way to experience world) No pure objectivity Critique hard science/objectivity/ pure knowledge Homologies: in culture, different ideas prove one another ; makes sense because where she’s from Gendered beings: we all have contingent genders, historical, transformative Always malleable Knowledge always biased, secured & fixed in homologies rethink Interactions secure truth Symbols come together in these unities Woman & Man How they define each other No absolute truth, explained through difference all meaning is produced in difference Video: Transformation of Chines
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