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
- 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
• 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.
Women, Asian students
• Why did you choose this category? How has it shaped your lived
• Was it difficult to choose one category? Why or why not?
• If you could pick one other category, what categories would you
• 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
- 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
- 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…