Week 4 Notes
Week 4 Notes HDF 110
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WEEK 4 NOTES Intersectionality Addictive Model Oppressi Rac Cla Gend er on o Problems Depends on either/or, dichotomous thinking Black/white, male/female, fact/opinion We all have “both/and” identities Dichotomous difference must be ranked One is more valued than the other Dominant v. subordinate Qualified oppression Interlocking intersectionality System Gender Race Class Intersectionality o Forms of oppression don’t act together; they interrelate to create a systems of oppression that reflects an intersection of multiple forms of discrimination Multiple & simultaneous levels of interaction of identities Contributing to systemic injustice & social inequality Interconnectedness o Forms of oppression (and privilege) are all present in any given setting o Oppression can’t be ranked May not be equally visible and/or important in people’s self- definition No hierarchy-no form of oppression is more important or harmful than others Three Dimensions of Oppression (Collins, 2000) o 1. Institutional Systemic relationships of domination & subordination are structured through social institutions (school, religion, etc.) Racism, sexism & elitism all have concrete institutional location Place groups in distinct institutional niches with varying degrees of penalty and privileges “Antebellum Plantation” Metaphor o How gender, class and race are interconnected o Racist institution Slavery o Race, class and gender specific institution o Patriarchal institution White male authority White male property o Two key point to continuation of Slavery Control over affluent white women’s sexuality Control over black women’s fertility Affluent white master as patriarch White helpmate wife Black servants Three Dimensions of Oppression o 2. Symbolic Societally sanctioned ideologies used to justify relations of dominations & subordination “Controlling Images” Controlling Images Dominant group defines into existence a subordinate group o Creation of categories & ideas that mark the group inferior Part if the process of “othering” Denigrate & objectify their racial & gender subordination Reaffirms whiteness as normal & privilege white women and men as superior Three Dimensions of Oppression o 3. Individual Individual biography- “your story” Also influenced by: Institutional treatment Symbolic meaning attached to one’s existence
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