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WGS 150 - Week 5 Lecture Notes

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9/20/16 - Lecture notes covering the traditional types of intimacy defined by British and European settlers and a third non-exclusionary type
Women and Gender in U.S. History and Society
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Samantha Fischer on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to WGS 150 at San Francisco State University taught by Maria Cappelli in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Women and Gender in U.S. History and Society in Social Studies at San Francisco State University.


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Date Created: 09/23/16
Week Four – 9/20/16 Lecture Notes  Important Term Important Concept Important Person Lisa Lowe, The Intimacies of 4 Continents  3 meanings of intimacy o Proximity (living in same place, workplace, etc.) o Privacy (marriage, family) o Controlled/rebellious contact The Opium Wars  1700’s – Dutch introduced opium to China  1750’s – British East India Co. took control of Bengal o 1793 – criminalized other growers of opium  1799 – China’s emperor declared opium illegal  1839 – 42 – First opium war o France and England versus China o China protecting self against international trade o Ends with Treaty of Nanking and British seize Hong Kong  1856 - 60 – British seeks to expand trade o War creates more than 80 treaty ports Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) “the most successful slave revolution in history”  Haiti was Frances most successful colony in 18 century o Grew indigo o Valuable export  1789 French Revolution o Growth of middle class o Higher demand for indigo  Served as status symbol Privacy  Paradigm of separation of spheres doesn’t extend to slave societies  Bourgeois meaning as private/public split  Privacy in Western liberal though is something we “possess” o A right; denies it to others Hegel’s “Freedom”  A developmental process o Possess self (free will)(more than physically) o Put your will into your work (pride in things we produce) o Sell the product of your work (take internal value and turn it into physical value)  Finds place in society  Direct opposition of those in bondage Week Four – 9/20/16 Lecture Notes  Important Term Important Concept Important Person Family, Marriage, and Sex  Central to European concept of freedom o Concepts centralized by internal will; consent  Thought of as possessions o Separate from public  Africans had no say in who sexually assaulted them o Marriage prohibited o Families split apart  Chinese women not able to emigrate with men o Considered virtuous to not leave China o White men essentially barred family, marriage, and sex o Women migrates considered low morals or sex workers Third Meaning  Variety of contact amongst slaves, indentured servants, and native free people o Could create non-exclusionary form of intimacy o Not based on possession  Laws prohibited contact between cultural and ethnic groups o Seen as dangerous; possibly revolutionary


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