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Eth Std Week 4

by: Brianna Alleyne

Eth Std Week 4 Ethnic Studies 150

Brianna Alleyne
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These notes covered the last two discussios on American Son. Notes also cover the terms Consent/Descent, Ethnicity/Race, and Subaltern.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brianna Alleyne on Saturday September 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Ethnic Studies 150 at University of California Berkeley taught by Greg Choy in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see People of Mixed Racial Descent in Ethnic Studies at University of California Berkeley.

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Date Created: 09/17/16
September 13, 2016 American Son ● Ika suffered immigrant trauma ○ Push factor­ brother and sexism ■ They want her to be a nun ■ She ignores role of younger sister ○ Pull factor­  America creed ■ Money, american dream ● Ika ○ Silenced (her weakness) ○ She knows her role ○ She shrinks and is afraid of white people ● For Gabe and Tomas the acts of violence negates the silence of  their mom ● Forbes Park ○ Most affluent neighborhood ○ Most lightest people ○ Not houses, wall up manners Consent/Descent ● Comes from Werner Sollors ○ Their work helps create Ethnic schools ● Descent ○ heredity/heir ○ Hypo­descent (Marvin Harris) ■ If mixed, their identity lies in the  subordinate group ■ Helps with ambiguity ● Consent ○ “contract”/agreement ○ Law ○ Perry Miller ■ American identity is to be achieved  not given ■ Comes from point of view from purist ○ Gabe consents when he is following with Stone  racist comments Ethnicity/Race ● Omi and Winant Racial Formation ○ One drop rule is unique to America ● Race ○ Always had to deal with biology ○ Race is rigid and unchangeable ○ Cursory review gives us the definition of race ■ Fluid ■ Changes with the legislation  changes its view of definition ○ Prefer racial formation than race ● Ethnicity ○ Shared culture and practices of a group ■ Can be ethnically american ■ Includes location, religion, practices,  national border, etc Subaltern ● Originated by Europeans ● Comes from A. Gramsci ○ Communist ● Voice of a subaltern is the voice that exists outside the political  and social hegemonic community ○ The voiceless ● G. Spivak ○ Applies condition to South Asian women ○ critique Hybridity ● History of contact ● Domination ● Hegemony ● Result of violent confrontation September 15, 2016 Im/mobility Redemption Tomas (defensible) ● Constantly trying to assimilate


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