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intersections of race, class, gender & sexuality 01.12.2011 1
quiz 11. The United States, like many other societies globally, puts an emphasis on what when distributing its wealth and power among citizens?2. Scientists and scholars now agree that sex is___________________ and gender is________________________.3. Race is________________________ and ethnicity is________________________.4. It is not difference itself that leads to subordination but the________________ of difference.5. In the United States class has been socially constructed so that those who perform manual labor are seen as _____________________ to those who perform mental labor.6. What is the notion of “passing” in relation to race in the United States?7. The term racial formation refers to ______________________________8. Racial etiquette refers to what?9. Racialization is__________________________________________ 2
social constructions• how do we become who we are?• how are our roles assigned and managed? 3
becoming / marking...• practices/policies/institutions • it’s a boy/girl • birth certiﬁcate • religious• we are “interpellated” • drawn into a system • we submit to being who we are deﬁned as--it seems “natural” 4
marked/marking...• marked through ISAs • deﬁned/learn• has to be “policed” • continually managed--through actions/ rituals/markers • we consent • hegemony 5
seeing/valuing• who counts and how in society • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=WWERzwbobOk • critique • reinforcing/challenging (both/and?)• read article • what is his argument? • how are some lives given more value in the media? • who or what lives are ignored? 6