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University of Toronto St. George
Vannina Sztainbok

SOCB22 Lecture 4 January 28, 2013 What is the difference between performance and performativity?  Performativity: Judith butler- the idea that gender is like a performance, not entirely by choice  Performance: in our society, we perform gender in a certain way  There are discourses and practises in institutions that define gender for us Violence against Aboriginal Women in Canada  Aboriginal women are 5 times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence  In North America, we focus on patriarchal violence that occur in other parts of the world  Intersectional framework  Linking patriarchal and colonial policies  Gender is constituted through specific histories  Colonization as patriarchal and racial project that shapes notions of gender and race  Historical background: gender and race in Canada Gender: Interlocking Relations  Imperial and colonial relations Linda Carty:  first wave of feminism  The development of feminism is England th  First wave: 19 Century  Fighting for the right to vote + citizenship  British women looking at Indian women as being oppressed  The British feminists said that the women in India are passive, etc but if the British are going to be like that then we will be like them so therefore women must vote  Britain as less patriarchal  Racist view of India: more patriarchal  Discounting there were women in India fighting for their rights  How empire was central to the first wave of feminism  To show how a civilization was crucial  Idea of superiority  Gender defined by race  Historical groups of this  Mentions that similar things were happening in North America The King and I  Exemplifies this idea of the British women bringing liberation Feminist Aboriginal Scholars:  What is colonialism?  “Classical colonialism is distinguished by economic exploitation, forced entry, and cultural imperialism through the imposition of new institutions and ways of thought.” SOCB22 Lecture 4 January 28, 2013 Elements of Colonialism: 1. Occupation and seizure of land 2. Exploitation of the pre-existing population 3. Cultural imperialism (ideology)  In north America: land theft & genocide  Aboriginals had limited access to the land  “Genocide” describes a word that is violence done to people, or trying to eliminate traces of the culture  The loss of culture leads to a loss of kinship  Bourassa: why are Aboriginal women less healthy than any other women?  How was colonization gendered? Colonialism as a patriarchal and racial project:  The process of conquest required the weakening of communities: patriarchy  Before conquest, aboriginal communities were less patriarchal  Women were more involved in decision making, they held power and had respectful positions  First nations women had a lot of power in the communities Stevenson documents how the traditional roles were undermined  She looks at how ideas of aboriginal women  Patriarchy as a weapon for the women  How successive ways of colonizers were shocked  They were not conformed to the European ideas of femininity  “Women need to be taken care of” “they shouldn’t be doing a lot of heavy work”  The degree of autonomy that first nations women had  They did whatever they wanted, they had sexual
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