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background image Chicanx ​ ​10A​ ​Fall​ ​2017​ ​​ ​Professor​ ​Johnson     Week  1 Notes     Dkdk ​ ​​ Important ​ ​concepts   Djkjld Imporant ​ ​people  1.3 ​ ​Key​ ​Concepts​ ​to​ ​Begin​ ​With   1. ​ ​​Intersectionality​:  a. ​ ​Kimberle​ ​Williams​ ​Crenshaw​ ​is​ ​the​ ​author​ ​of​ ​this​ ​theory   b. ​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​related​ ​systems​ ​of​ ​oppression,​ ​a​ ​way​ ​of​ ​seeing  power ​ ​as​ ​multi-dimensional,​ ​a​ ​matrix  c. ​ ​​a​ ​critique​ ​of​ ​the​ ​usual​ ​way​ ​of​ ​seeing​ ​power​,​ ​which​ ​was​ ​often​ ​perceived  as ​ ​unitary​ ​and​ ​one-dimensional  d. ​ ​the​ ​argument:​ ​multiple​ ​oppressions​ ​interrelate   i. ​ ​creates​ ​a​ ​system​ ​of​ ​oppression   ii. ​ ​reflects​ ​the​ ​“intersection”​ ​of​ ​multiple​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​discrimination   1A. ​ ​Intersectionality​ ​as​ ​a​ ​critical​ ​​Praxis  i.  ​​ Praxis​:​ ​application​ ​of​ ​theory​ ​into​ ​practice   a. ​ ​emerges​ ​in​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​shortcomings​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Women’s​ ​Movement  b. ​ ​​ ​black​ ​female​ ​workers—single-focus​ ​lenses​ ​on​ ​social​ ​inequality​ ​don’t  address ​ ​complex​ ​social​ ​problems  c. ​ ​​ ​people​ ​begin​ ​to​ ​use​ ​this​ ​as​ ​a​ ​tool​ ​of​ ​critical​ ​iniquity​ ​to​ ​transform​ ​power  relationships  d. ​ ​intersectionality​ ​in​ ​either​ ​case​ ​is​ ​never​ ​fixed  e. ​ ​EX.​ ​women’s​ ​movement​ ​was​ ​not​ ​inclusive:​ ​including​ ​women​ ​of​ ​color,  women’s ​ ​liberation​ ​could​ ​not​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​all​ ​women   2A. ​ ​​ ​Example:​ ​​Reproductive Justice   a. ​ ​an​ ​intersectional​ ​theory​ ​emerging​ ​from​ ​the​ ​experiences​ ​of​ ​women​ ​of  color ​ ​whose​ ​multiple​ ​communicates​ ​experience​ ​a​ ​complex​ ​set​ ​of​ ​reproductive​ ​oppressions   b. ​ ​the​ ​impacts​ ​of​ ​race,​ ​class,​ ​gender​ ​and​ ​sexual​ ​identity​ ​oppressions​ ​are  not ​ ​additive​ ​but​ ​integrative   c. ​ ​defined:​ ​the​ ​human​ ​right​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​personal​ ​bodily​ ​autonomy,​ ​have  children, ​ ​not​ ​have​ ​children,​ ​and​ ​parent​ ​the​ ​children​ ​we​ ​have​ ​in​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​sustainable​ ​communities   2. ​ ​​Wealth vs Income   a. ​ ​income:​ ​​ ​money​ ​received​ ​on​ ​a​ ​regular​ ​basis  b. ​ ​wealth:​ ​the​ ​value​ ​of​ ​what​ ​you​ ​own​ ​minus​ ​what​ ​you​ ​owe 
background image i. ​ ​worth​ ​is​ ​influenced​ ​by​ ​the​ ​net​ ​worth​ ​of​ ​our​ ​parents,​ ​grandparents,  and ​ ​earlier​ ​generations  ii. ​ ​assets   c. ​ ​Entrenched​ ​racial​ ​wealth​ ​gap:​ ​whole​ ​communities​ ​are​ ​at​ ​disadvantage  compared ​ ​to​ ​advt.  
3. ​ ​​Hegemony​:   a. ​ ​dominant​ ​groups​ ​in​ ​society​ ​maintain​ ​their​ ​dominance​ ​by​ ​securing​ ​the  ‘spontaneous ​ ​consent’​ ​of​ ​subordinate​ ​groups​ ​by​ ​persuading​ ​people​ ​to​ ​accept​ ​dominant​ ​moral,  political ​ ​and​ ​cultural​ ​values   i. ​ ​How​ ​is​ ​this​ ​consent​ ​achieved?  ii. ​ ​Hegemony​ ​is​ ​readjusted​ ​and​ ​re-negotiated​ ​constantly   4. ​ ​​ ​​Possessive  Investment of Whiteness ​​by​ ​​George​ ​Lipsitz  a. ​ ​​Whiteness  i. ​ ​everywhere​ ​in​ ​US​ ​culture,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​is​ ​very​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​see  ii. ​ ​“white​ ​power​ ​secures​ ​its​ ​dominance​ ​by​ ​seeming​ ​not​ ​to​ ​be  anything ​ ​in​ ​particular”  iii. ​ ​the​ ​unmarked​ ​category​ ​against​ ​which​ ​difference​ ​is​ ​measured  iv. ​ ​never​ ​has​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​its​ ​name,​ ​never​ ​has​ ​to​ ​acknowledged​ ​itself​ ​as  an ​ ​organizing​ ​principle​ ​in​ ​social​ ​relations   vi. ​ ​​ ​landscape​ ​created​ ​and​ ​shaped​ ​in​ ​white​ ​dominance,​ ​and​ ​there​ ​is  this ​ ​false​ ​narrative​ ​that​ ​everyone​ ​has​ ​the​ ​same​ ​chance​ ​but​ ​its​ ​not​ ​true​ ​if​ ​its​ ​shaped​ ​in​ ​white  dominance ​ ​and​ ​for​ ​their​ ​success  b. ​ ​​Race  i. ​ ​a​ ​cultural​ ​construct​ ​with​ ​deadly​ ​social​ ​causes​ ​and​ ​consequences  i. ​ ​not​ ​biological,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​diff.​ ​types​ ​in​ ​phenotypes​ ​but  biologically ​ ​race​ ​is​ ​not​ ​real​ ​its​ ​just​ ​socially​ ​structures  ii. ​ ​institutionalization​ ​of​ ​group​ ​identity​ ​in​ ​2​ ​important​ ​ways  i. ​ ​dissemination​ ​of​ ​cultural​ ​stories  ii. ​ ​social​ ​structures​ ​that​ ​generate​ ​economic​ ​advantages​ ​for  privileged   iii. ​ ​radicalized​ ​history​ ​of​ ​the​ ​US​ ​is​ ​where​ ​possessive  investment ​ ​in​ ​whiteness​ ​draws​ ​influence​ ​​ ​(Historical​ ​context​ ​pg​ ​2)  iii. ​ ​all​ ​groups​ ​have​ ​suffered​ ​from​ ​the​ ​possible​ ​investment​ ​in  whiteness   iv. ​ ​Lispstiz​ ​discovers​ ​rewards​ ​of​ ​whiteness,​ ​economic​ ​structures  like ​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Deal,​ ​that​ ​secures​ ​whiteness,​ ​it​ ​shifts​ ​and​ ​changes​ ​but​ ​remains​ ​the​ ​same​ ​hegemonic  power   

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School: University of California - Los Angeles
Department: Chicana and Chicano Studies
Course: Introduction to Chicana/CHICANO Studies: History and Culture
Professor: R.c. Romero
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: power, privilege, freedom, and Chicano Studies
Name: Chicanx 10A Week 1 Notes
Description: These notes cover week 1's readings and main topic.
Uploaded: 09/05/2017
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