Comm 2900 Exam 2 Study Guide
Comm 2900 Exam 2 Study Guide COMM 2900
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Comm 2900 Exam 2 Study Guide THINGS TO KNOW FROM READINGS Key: Bold = Article name and author “Identity” Julia Wood (Blackboard) ● Know: That identity is fluid “Identity Politics” John Hartley (Blackboard) ● Know: Limits and strengths of identity politics ● Politics of recognition Islam Keywords Page 137 ● Know: How/why did Muslims come to the U.S.? Meaning of Islam in America and how it has changed over time (specifically post 9/11) Latino, Latina, Latin@ Keywords Page 146 ● Know: Latino refers to Latin American males living in the U.S., Latina refers to Latin American females living in the U.S., and Latin@ includes both male and female Latin Americans and refers to the LGBTQ community. ● Do we refer to them as Hispanics? White/Black/Color blindness Keywords Pages Web essay section and page 30 ● Be familiar with the documentary “White Like Me” ● Post racial society Asian Keywords Page 26 ● Challenges Asian Americans have faced in the U.S. (Internment camps, etc) Outwhiting the Whites Blackboard ● Know: the article’s definition of a stereotype Nation/America Keywords pages 175 and 21 ● Know: what the term “America” means to different people in different cultures Gender/Queer/Normal: Keywords Web essay section ● Know: gender creates binary distinctions (male/female) ● People who do not conform to this are seen as “abnormal” in society ● Know the definitions of heteronormativity and normativity Men and Women are From Earth (Given to us in class) ● Know: Connection between nation and gender and ideology. (Army Strong commercial) ● How differences lead to inequality ● Ideologies turn differences into institution and inequality ● Marriage is an institution (Religious, arranged etc) Answers: Limits and strengths of Identity politics: ● Strengths: Identity politics aim to provide a form of political participation for those who are excluded from the traditional means of representation (Feminist movement, LGBTQ Movement, etc) ● Weaknesses : Identity politics is by no means selfevidently radical or progressive. ● The concept of identity is now often viewed as relying on shared characteristics that are cultural rather than natural/biological. ● Political alliances based in nature rather than made in culture are viewed with alarm within racial circles. Islam Article: ● America holds a terrorist misconception about Muslims post 9/11 ● Orientalism: Used by historians to depict Middle Eastern culture ● Western attitude patronizing ● Most Islamic people came to America to avoid the labor force during the years following WWII. The earliest known migration was in the 17th century as a mean to escape slavery. ● Americans were fascinated with Muslims pre 9/11, but after 9/11, Islam has been seen as a source of global terrorism. Oprah video clip: ● Muslims described American identity as people banding together ● Oprah described it as a “melting pot” to which the Muslim participants objected and told her it was a “salad bowl” made up of individuals rather than one melted together. White/Black/ Color Blindness ● “Post Racial Society”: Color blind laws that try to promote race neutral but instead reap racial privilege to whites ● The continued deconstruction of normative whiteness is essential to the creation of truly liberatory identities, knowledges, and collaborative strategies aimed at social and political transformation. ● We are not yet in a post racial society. Asian ● Struggle with Orientalism ● Ongoing struggle to expand the meaning of “We the people” ● Internment camps of Japanese Americans during WWII ● Interview with George Takei Outwhiting The Whites ● Stereotype: Stereotypes unnecessarily separate groups of people. We stereotype because it makes thinking simple and lets us avoid examining a complex reality ● Stereotypes create an “Us vs. Them” mentality Nation/America ● In the U.S.A. the term America is a shorter version of saying “The United States of America” even though America is made up of many other places such as South America, Patagonia, etc ● During the 1920’s when immigration was surging, the term “Americanization” was popular and used to describe these new comers. ● People who are not from the U.S.A. don’t necessarily view the word “America” with the same appropriation as citizens of the U.S.A. Gender/Queer/Normal ● Heteronormativity: The attitude that heterosexuality is the only normal and natural expression of sexuality ● Brought to light to convey the ways in which technologies of normalization operate through forms of power that privilege and institutionalize heterosexuality ● Normativity: to make one conform to what is seen as normal Men and Women are From Earth ● Connotation between gender, nation, and ideology: Gender creates categorization with our bodies, nation creates categorization with where we come from, and ideology explains how these ideas (along with many others) become dominant in society. ● Differences lead to inequality because one group will see the other as abnormal and develop a prejudice
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