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Human Rights and Equity Studies
HREQ 1920
Nadiah Habib

HREQ 1920 Final Exam Review Terms & Concepts Define and explain the significance in the context of the course  Moral Panic > is a sociological term, coined by Stanley Cohen, meaning a reaction by a group of people based on the false or exaggerated perception that some cultural behavior or group, frequently a minority group or a subculture, is dangerously deviant and poses a menace to society. > "defined as a threat to societal values and interests." > Characterization of the group reaction as a moral panic requires a presumption that the group's perceptions are unfounded or exaggerated. These reactions are often fueled by media coverage or propaganda around a social issue, although semi-spontaneous moral panics do occur. moral panic = expressed as outrage rather than fear. > revolve around a perceived threat to a value or norm held by a society normally stimulated by glorification within the mass media or 'folk legend' within societies. > Panics have a number of outcomes, with one being the certification to the players within the panic that what they are doing appears to warrant observation by mass media and therefore may push them further into the activities that led to the original feeling of moral panic -  youth are “out of control” news-criminalsyoung black/brown men  Fact white men commit more crime but brown and black men are put in jail for a long time than white men  Fear of fantasy “black men are dangerous o Pathology determined this  Poverty mixed with the desire is lethal o Desire is unfulfilling  Opportunity is limited hard to find as a young man  “Trans” Identity what links trans identities together is their rejection of a normative experience of sex/gender and biology. Trans is a broad term that includes a wide variety of identifications. Some of which are gender queer, transgender, transsexual, and gender variant identities. Each of these categories—gender queer/gender variant, TS, TG have a number of identities that they describe, but people may also simply identify with the category itself. Trans also includes more specific identities, beyond these broader categories, such as cross dressers, drag kings and queens, butch lesbians, androgynes—just to name a few. there are many, many different identities going on under this umbrella of trans and that a single individual may identify with more than one of these identities or categories. i.e. transgender, trans sexual  Cultural Capital Cultural Capital: any advantages that a person has which give them a higher status in society, including high expectations (forms of knowledge, skill, or education). Significance: cultural capital further divides equality of people. It helps a person to succeed easily or with great difficulty, as the more capital you have the more likely you will be prosperous in society. > parents provide children with cultural capital, the attitudes and knowledge that makes the educational system a comfortable familiar place in which they can succeed easily. >cultural capital can be gained >hidden curriculum comes into play (based on cultural capital, how does one know how to behave)  Jouissance is a French term coined by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan which translated means "enjoyment" and is contrasted with plaisir. In every sense of the word it is whatever "gets you off". Something that gives the subject a way out of its normative subjectivity through transcendent bliss whether that bliss or orgasmic rapture be found in texts, films, works of art or sexual spheres; excess as opposed to utility. Jouissance implies total access, total participation, total ecstasy – an impossibility. It is a popular term in postmodernism and queer theory used by Roland Barthes, Jacques Lacan, Judith Butler, and others not in the same worldnotion and time collapses and the players have stopped  Orgasmic feelin- barely wait to have that pleasure and “shakey” feeling o Have sex- reaching orgasmic state of anticipation  The end is the moment that fades o Anticipation of something we cannot sustain Joussance relates to the story of Reena Verke Foster home, poor, disenfranchised, racialized No sense of belonging Jouissance: French term coined by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan which translated means enjoyment. It means whatever “gets you off”. Significance: performativity in relation to gender suggests that gender can be rejected, subverted, and played with. It is neither fixed nor natural  Heteronormative is the reinforcement of certain viewpoints by many social institutions and social policies. These viewpoints include the idea that human beings fall into two distinct and complement
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