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KINE 1000 SUMMARIES FALL 2013/2014

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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 1000
Professor
Yuka Nakamura
Semester
Fall

Description
PowerTowardaNewVisionRaceClassandGenderasCategoriesofAnalysisByPatriciaHillCollinsSummaryTheauthorwritesaboutoppressioninsocietyandhowitisfullofcontradictionsShestatesthattherearenopurevictimsoroppressorsbutrathereveryoneexperiencesadifferentamountofpenaltyandprivilegebasedontheirraceandsocialstatusShebelievesthatifwomenandpeopleofcolourcouldfindthattheyhavecommongroundsinregardstoclassitwilleliminateracismandsexismSheasks2questions1HowcanweconceptualizeraceclassandgenderascategoriesofanalysisoWemistshiftourdiscourseawayfromadditiveanalysesofoppressionoAnalysisofoppressionarebasedoneitherordichotomousthinkingexBlackwhitemanwomanandthesedichotomousdifferencesareusuallyrankedonesidedominantandtheothersubordinateThereforemenareseenassuperiortowomenwhitestoblacksetcoThisisproblematicbecauseitassumesthatoppressioncanbequantifiedandthatsomegroupsaremoreoppressedthanothersshestatesthatwemustbecarefulnottoconfusetheissueofsaliencyofonetypeofoppressioninpeoplesliveswithatheoreticalstancepositingtheinterlockingnatureofoppressionoThreeDimensionsofOppressionSandraHarding1InstitutionalDimensionofOppressionSystemicrelationshipsofdominationandsubordinationstructuredthroughsocialinstitutionssuchasschoolsbusinesseshospitalstheworkplaceandgovernmentagencies2SymbolicDimensionofOppressionIdeologiesorstereotypesofraceclassandgendergroupsExMasculineFeminineaggressivepassiveleaderfollowerstrongweakWemustrealizethateveryoneisaffecteddifferentlybytheirraceclassandgenderandthereforethedescriptionofmasculinepertainingtoablackmalemaybedifferentthanthatpertainingtoawhitemale3IndividualDimensionofOppressionThewaysinwhichraceclassandgenderframeourselvesindividuallyeachofushasdifferentexperiencesbasedonourraceclassandgenderalthoughwemaybeimpactedbytheenvironmentwehavegrownupinweeachhavetheabilitytomakechangesifwewanttoinordertodosomethingaboutoppression2HowcanwetranscendthebarrierscreatedbyourexperienceswithraceclassandgenderoppressioninordertobuildthetypesofcoalitionsessentialforsocialexchangeDifferencesinpowerolimitourabilitytorelatetooneanotherovoyeurismThosewhoareprivilegedbecomeonlookerstowatchinghowthelesspowerfulliveanddonotrelatetothemFromtheperspectiveoftheprivilegedthelivesofthepeopleofcolorofthepoorandofwomenareinterestingfortheirentertainmentegthiscanbedemonstratedinacasewhereaprofessoronlycallsonblackstudentsexperiencesoropinionswhenablackissueisbeingdiscussedortobetterexplainthesituationforthewhiteaudienceCoalitionsoInordertobuildstrongcoalitionsunionintoonebodymasswemustbeunderstandingandwillingtolistentootherspointsofviewoWemustallbringourunderstandingandexperiencesofhowraceclassandgenderoperateascategoriesofanalysistoworktogethertomakeadifferenceinregardstosocialchangeoOnepowerfulcatalystfosteringgroupsolidarityisthepresenceofacommonenemyEmpathyoWemusttakeaninterestinthelivesofothersanddevelopempathyforthembuildingempathyfromtheprivilegedishardbecausetheyarenotencouragedtodosoanditrequiresthemtoseehowtheirprivilegedstatusbenefitsthemoitisdifficultforthelessprivilegedtoempathizeforthosewhoaremoreprivilegedbecausetheyhavegrownupwithmistrustforthoseinpowerConclusionWemustexamineourpositionraceclassgenderinsocietyandunderstandhowitbenefitsordisadvantagesusinordertoempathizewithothersandpartofsocialchangeandstopoppressionfromoccurringCriticalThinkingThinkingCriticallyBarbieGirlsversusSeaMonstersChildrenconstuctingGenderByMichaelAMessnerOverview
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