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Week 4 Notes

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Week 4 Notes HDF 110

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These notes cover three dimensions of oppression & intersectionality
Opression : Roots & Impact
Kristy Shih
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by andrea lott on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDF 110 at Central Michigan University taught by Kristy Shih in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Opression : Roots & Impact in Human Development at Central Michigan University.


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Date Created: 09/29/16
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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