Women's Studies 1021 Sexuality Powerpoint

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Powerpoint created for Women's Studies 1021 on the topic of Sexuality and Race

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MAY 26SEXUALITY AND RACEREVIEWHistorical purpose of marriage: family and kinshipnetworks; passing down property; public commitment;perpetuation of Christian valuesMarriage as public institution: requires state sanction;perimeters of institution publicly determined; is a basiccivil right; central to citizenship and state formationMarriage shapes gendered social order and is a form ofgendered governanceLaw and society exist in reciprocal relationshipSocial context of marriage shifted drastically in 1960sFeminists contributed to changes by fighting for divorceand marital reformORIENTALIST DEFINITIONOrientalism: 1) a peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of theOriental peoples. 2) the character or characteristics of theOriental peoples. 3) the knowledge and study of Orientallanguages, literature, etc.(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/orientalism)CRITICAL DEFINITIONOrientalism: Orientalism was a library or archive ofinformation commonly ... held. What bound the archivetogether was a family of ideas and a unifying set ofvalues. [...] These ideas explained the behaviour ofOrientals; they supplied Orientals with a mentality, agenealogy, an atmosphere; most important, they allowedEuropeans to deal with and even to see Orientals as aphenomenon possessing regular characteristics.(Stuart Hall, quoting Edward Said, 297)ORIENTALISMAn archive of knowledge about the Orient A collection of presuppo

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