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WOMENST 1A03 Chapter 12: Neoliberalism, Queer Theory and Same-sex Reproductive Law by Eliza Garwood
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Department
Women’s Studies
Course
WOMENST 1A03
Professor
Hasan W
Semester
Winter

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Neoliberalism, Queer Theory and Same -sex Reproductive Law by Eliza Garwood Friday, March 31, 2017 2:43 PM -Current legal change still seem to endorse traditional family formations, even when dealing w/ same-sex relationships that are often seen to challenge heterocentric family forms -Same-sex reproductive law has received little attention -The Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 200l8 egislates on assisted reproductive technology (ART) Queer Theory and the economy -Queer Theory:w orks to deconstruct the normative notions of and established binaries surrounding "male/female, masculine/feminine, heterosexual/homosexual", "real families/pseudo families" etc. -This effort stems from the belief that they produce the routine erasure of marginalized non-normative sexual identities and practices while enhancing regulatory power relations w/in and btwn certain legible identity groups -In this context, queer recognizes how numerous systems of oppression interact to regulate the lives of most people • Used as a tool to deconstruct these numerous systems of oppression, enabling an examination of the intertwined character of the economy, the state, and the family -Queer Theory is seen as separate to matters of the economy, which has allowed the so-called feminine private sphere of "social reproduction" to be detached from the masculine public sphere of political and economic power -Family policy is hugely affected by economics: sexual division of labour, child care, marriage contracts, the reproduction of gender norms, and neoliberal values -Heteronormativity describes a system through which certain heterosexual practices are normalized and privileged through a continual repetition of particular, naturalized construction of gender, sexuality, and family Governmentality and Biopower -Power isn’t simply implemented through sovereign control and the use of force, but it put into effect through a multiplicity of discursive elements dispersed through Neoliberalism, Queer Theory and Same -sex Reproductive Law by Eliza Garwood Friday, March 31, 2017 2:43 PM -Current legal change still seem to endorse traditional family formations, even when dealing w/ same-sex relationships that are often seen to challenge heterocentric family forms -Same-sex reproductive law has received little attention -The Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 200l8 egislates on assisted reproductive technology (ART) Queer Theory and the economy -Queer Theory:w orks to deconstruct the normative notions of and established binaries surrounding "male/female, masculine/feminine, heterosexual/homosexual", "real families/pseudo families" etc. -This effort stems from the belief that they produce the routine erasure of marginalized non-normative sexual identities and practices while enhancing regulatory power relations w/in and btwn certain legible identity groups -In this context, queer recognizes how numerous systems of oppression interact to regulate the lives of most people • Used as a tool to deconstruct these numerous systems of oppression, enabling an examination of the intertwined character of the economy, the state, and the family -Queer Theory is seen as separate to matters of the economy, which has allowed the so-called feminine private sphere of "social reproduction" to be detached from the masculine public sphere of political and economic power -Family policy is hugely affected by economics: sexual division of labour, child care, marriage contracts, the reproduction of gender norms, and neoliberal values -Heteronormativity describes a system through which certain heterosexual practices are normalized and privileged through a continual repetition of particular, naturalized construction of gender, sexuality, and family Governmentality and Biopower -Power isn’t simply implemented through sovereign control and the use of force, but it put into effect through a multiplicity of discursive elements dispersed through construction of gender, sexuality, and family Governmentality and Biopower -Power isn’t simply implemented through sovereign control and the use of force, but it put into effect through a multiplicity of discursive elements dispersed through various spheres of society -Gov't can be understood as the practices that aim to influence, guide, and encourage behaviour in conjunction w/ a specific set of normative values • Discourses of gov't become internalized, which is how we decide what is and isn't true -Biop
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