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Lecture 1

WGSST 2230 Lecture 1: Intro


Department
Women's, Gender&Sexuality Sts
Course Code
WGSST 2230
Professor
Denise Delgado
Lecture
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Political movement
a.
Oppression is systematic and institutionalized
i.
Invested in eradication of economic, political, and cultural oppression of all
b.
Concerns have evolved over time
c.
immigration law
i.
States that all people must be free of oppression or marginalization
d.
What is Feminism?
I.
Reproductive rights and access
i.
Class/income equality
ii.
Access to education and medical care
iii.
Cultural/societal changes around gender
iv.
Racial equality
v.
Not all agree, but these are key:
a.
Tends to be skeptical of "objectivity" since we all look at the world based on our own
preconceptions
i.
Feminist philosophy argues that women know more about women's lives than men
do, people of color know more about race, etc.
ii.
Emphasis placed on lived experience and concept of "the personal is political"
b.
Importance on systems and institutions of inequality
c.
Feminist Beliefs
II.
Sexism:
discrimination against women based on gender that does not necessarily indicate a
dislike of women.
a.
Misogyny:
dislike or hatred of women
b.
Privilege:
set of unearned advantages given to certain groups that are not given to others.
Often invisible or taken for granted by groups that have them
c.
Intersectionality:
term used first by Kimberle Crenshaw that describes how lives,
experiences, and interactions with institutions must be understood in how identities
function together vs individually
d.
Women of color/People of color:
not racist because the terms are political and were self
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created vs ascribed to them.
e.
Key Terms
III.
Never solely an amusement or diversion
a.
Known as low culture; available to the masses
b.
Media through which we imagine and practice our identities
c.
Infused with messages about race, glass, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, and more
d.
Norms sustained by PC are evident in our construction of ourselves and others.
e.
Studying Popular Culture
IV.
Well
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liked by many people
i.
Inferior kinds of work
ii.
Work deliberately setting out to win favor with people
iii.
Culture made by the people for themselves
iv.
Four current definitions:
a.
Not high art or philosophy
b.
More readily available than high art
c.
What is Popular Culture?
V.
Society: Sets of relationship such as family, class, race, community, nation
a.
Helpful Vocabulary
VI.
Intro to Feminism and Pop Culture
Week 1
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Intro
Friday, August 26, 2016 16:23
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