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SOC367 – WEEK 3 September 25, 2013 Overview for today 1. Review on the integrative framework; class ex. 2. What are the different ways of practicing intersectionality? - Choo and Ferree’s article 3. Why do we have to interrogate integrative framework? – second article 4. Writing assignment Recap of last week’s materials - Framework says different system of pressure and interconnected/separated system - Need to understand problem based on color - Cannot separated from gender and race *Does the intersectional approach mean we cannot compare people’s lives? - Yes. We can still compare but have to be careful what we are comparing and amount of pressure they are facing. - Try to compare which groups have more pressure/oppression - Compare meanings and mechanisms; not quantity - Have to understand what we need to change/ what kind of problems are people are facing/listen to people what we care, understand problems by own terms Class exercise • Why did you choose this category? How has it shaped your experience of being a student at U of T? • Night owls, students tired of studying  my category My experience of being a student at U of T have made me a night owl since I went to class at daytime and after class, I have to study and review what I have learn for the classes. Due to the intensity of workload, sometimes, I am sick of studying. Exercise 2 Women, Asian students • Why did you choose this category? How has it shaped your lived experience? • Was it difficult to choose one category? Why or why not? • If you could pick one other category, what categories would you choose? • How would these new categories you pick influence the things you wrote down for the first one? Write down how does being an Asian influence your gender identity  racism and hard to get a job (barriers of workplace) What are the different ways of practicing intersectionality? Article 1: Choo & Ferree • Intersectionality: gaining support from feminist scholars; yet remain at the margin of sociology as a whole • Lots of ways doing intersectionality, people doing things differently • Goal of the article: review the current discussion Three styles of intersectional work (1) Inclusion-centered - Focus on giving voice to people at margin, especially women of color - Women of color  their voice are often not heard even though they organized themselves to go further for their rights *Standpoint theory: we see the world from our particular social locations; based on how do we know what we know. We know things from our own social locations - Patricia Hill Collins’s work: basically embody inclusion- centered approach. - Focus on attention to the experience of marginalized group - Categories from being white men, black men, white women, etc… (2) Proces
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