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GRSJ 101 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Walter Lippmann, Postfeminism, Gender Identity


Department
Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Course Code
GRSJ 101
Professor
Lori Mac Intosh
Study Guide
Midterm

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CONDENSED NOTES
Steph Lawler: Stories, Memories, and Identities
Narrative
Told in relation to things around us.
Out of our control sometimes.
History.
Identity
Defined by our narrative.
Subjectivity
Can give us agency.
How we define ourselves.
Can also be beyond our control.
Mischaracterization.
Racism and sexism.
Peter Brooks: Narrativity of the Law
Narrative and the law
Problematic, but no way to fix it without having to fix the system itself.
Heavy with subjectivity.
Stories can be retold, summarized, and transposed.
Stories matter.
Intersectionality.
More than one side to a coin.
Larger lens to see the world.
Discourse.
A form of discussion.
A group of statements that provide the language necessary to discuss a certain
thing.
Needs an audience.
Stereotypes.
Equality v. equity
Walter Lippman
Informs and shapes discourse.

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Implicit and explicit.
Positive or negative.
Microaggressions.
Joanne Hollows and Rachel Moseley: Feminism in Popular Culture
Feminism in waves.
First
Issues
Women’s suffrage
Basic rights
Work
Wages
Safety
Temperance
Prohibition
Time period
Late 19th-20th century
Alcoholism
Child labour
Public safety
Emergence
Socialism
Early liberalism
Urban industrialism
Abolitionist politics
Second
Issues
Abortion/reproductive rights
Sexual rights and freedoms
Constitutional rights
Time period
1960’s - 1990’s??? (still maintains influence in the present)
Civil rights movement
Vietnam war
Hippie movement

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Woodstock
Emergence
Marxist and psychoanalytic frameworks
White women at the forefront
Awareness of issues
Third
Issues
Reclaiming language
Slurs
Sexuality
Embracing it
LGBT awareness
Time period
Now?
Emergence
Postcolonial influences
Sex and gender awareness
Postfeminism
Early years
Based on the idea that equality is achieved.
Contested term
Backlash
Reclaiming things in a problematic way.
Issue = borders humanism
Women?
Now
Neoliberalism
Individualism
Sex positive narratives
Not perfect, but evolution
Popular culture and media
How they enforce/perpetuate this.
Spread of ideas.
Joan W. Scott: The Evidence in Experience
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