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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ally Hill on Wednesday February 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 28626 at University of Pittsburgh taught by Aisha Upton in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Race, Gender, & Development in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh.
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Date Created: 02/11/15
RGD 29 2915 1058 AM Guest speaker today Black women and unchanged masculinity Notable women in civil rights organizations 0 Ella Baker Muriel Tillinghast Prathia Hall Robnett ch 5 Gender was a defining construct of power relations and shaped the structure of the movement Men and women clearly had differential access to structural and institutional powerquot Robnett SNCC s transformation into a black power movement organization was to have powerful consequences for women and for the movement as a whole A black power philosophy brought the development of hierarchy and fewer free spaces for women s leadershipquot Highlighting masculinity The image of armed black young men became fashionable and reduced black power to a metaphor for the male consciousness of the eraquot 0 One set of images of the masculine body stresses aggression while King s nonviolent philosophy was denounced as unmanly it was also seen as courageousquot Conclusion 1 Women s rights does not necessarily affect conceptions of masculinity 2 Masculinity became a selling point for a larger black population 3 Ideology was important for its ability to appeal 2915 1058 AM 2915 1058 AM
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