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January 20, 2014

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 3020
Professor
Amina Mire
Semester
Winter

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January 20, 2014 Terms Athena factor:  Fair women/angel in the house Dexterity: Pacification: Racialist state: Evolutionary: women are not able to go into science and mathematics due to what society  has told them (not an individual attack on any one parent or household but a society as a  whole) Soft/wet sciences vs. hard sciences Biochemistry        vs. physics   The racial state: basic features dynamics (Goldberg argues that if you want to understand the racial state you need to understand  the following) ­Themes up for discussion today: • Racial state depends on the discursive and legal transformations and turning  actual heterogeneity into imagined racial (ethno­racial homogeneity­Goldberg,  2002, p.22) • By “suppressing hybridity and­“ degeneration” (Goldberg 2002, p.22) • Through various means including regulations of sex, reproduction, immigration,  eugenics and sterilization Racial state/settle depends on he suppression of heterogeneity in favour of an imagined  homogeneity • Through regulations of immigrants of settler racial states • Immigration restriction of southern and eastern European immigrants in the united  states and Canada • Regulation of sex and reproduction (anti­ miscegenation laws) • Negative eugenics such as forced sterilization of those who are considered  ‘defectives’  (Lighter the skin lighter the sentence)­ US joke> believed to be just the way it is.  Racial setter state and imagined homogeneity  • American racialists such as Madison Grant, viewed interracial miscegenation as a  grave threat to purity of the “Native Born Americans”­ meaning white Angelo  Saxon Americans.  (
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