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Discourses work to construct ...

truths about the world

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Discourses create ____ _____.

subject positions

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Subject positions:

- sets of ideas about who someone is and how they should and shouldn't behave
- the truth about who you are is temporarily fixed within a discourse

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Subjectivities reflect the ways...

people take up the various subject positions available to them

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When someone tries to occupy a subject position different from what the _____ constructs, they risk...

- discourse
- being incomprehensible and marginalized

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____ is the effect of discourse.

truth

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Your very self is a _____ production:

- discursive
- you are who you are vs you are who you have been made into and are being made into

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The power of discourse is to make...

certain things truer than others (eg. the idea that your selfhood exists outside discourse is a very true idea)

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What the discourse allows is taken to be...

within the true

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What the discourse doesn't allow is taken to be...

outside the true

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No one _____ discursive power or is ____ for it.

- directs
- responsible

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Discursive power is located in the _____ not ____ _____.

- discourses
- various people

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_____ themselves are products/producers of discourse.

people

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Performativity is based on ____ ____'s work.

Judith Butler

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Judith Butler believed that there is no _____ before its _____.

- gender
- doing

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Identity politics normally assume a ....

stable identity category (eg. black, upper class, gay, etc)

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Performativity:

- there is no essential identity inside us or before the performances that make up that identity
- thus 'our self' is really just a shifting constellation of performances given meaning (temporarily) by various discourses in society

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____ are a truth effect.

We

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Intersectionality theorists argue that people always hold ....

overlapping, multiple, and shifting socially constructed identities

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Intersectionality is:

social identities understood together within political, economic, and additional structures offer a much different perspective than when viewed in isolation

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Discrimination operates differently on different _____ with different _____.

- people
- consequences

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_____ can be hard to see.

intersectionality

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The termination of Harris from the team was seen as evidence of _____.

homophobia

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Harris was asked to ...

- dress more feminine
- conform to heterosexual norms and white norms

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There is no such thing as a...

non-racial heterosexuality

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Harris' coach saw her as ...

too masculine but also (covertly) as too black

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Baggy clothes and cornrows are issues of both ____ and ____.

- gender
- race

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Redundant reading of "be more feminine and stop wearing cornrows":

both mean stop being a butch homosexual

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Conjunctive reading of "be more feminine and stop wearing cornrows":

the first means stop being a butch homosexual while the second means be less black

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What did media do with the Jennifer Harris case? How did this work against Harris?

- separated these, saw them as non-interacting
- her argument was that she was discriminated against for her race/sexuality combination had no place in media and legal frameworks