WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS & FEMINIST THEORIES: LESSONS & BIG IDEA

Lesson: Women’s Movements in Canada In Module 1 you learned that in the post-war period, many Western states like Canada institutionalized a new way of thinking about the role of the state in the lives of its citizens. After the Great Depression, many Western states embraced the introduction of social and economic programs, such asContinue reading “WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS & FEMINIST THEORIES: LESSONS & BIG IDEA”

INTRODUCTION TO GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: A SUMMARY

Gender & Social Justice in Times of Crisis We are learning about gender and social justice in unusual times — a moment of crisis that is deepening existing inequalities. Iris Marion Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression” emphasizes that multiple systems of oppression operate generating inequalities based on race, gender, class, sexuality, disability, and age. GroupsContinue reading “INTRODUCTION TO GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: A SUMMARY”

INTRODUCTION TO GENDER & SOCIAL JUSTICE: ASSIGNED RESOURCES

Your first assigned resource is Iris Marion Young’s (1990), “The Five Faces of Oppression”. Introductory Women’s and Gender Studies courses continue to feature this text, which explains that oppression, power, and domination are structural.  This means that power and domination are not the fault of a few individuals, but systems of oppression. Because power andContinue reading “INTRODUCTION TO GENDER & SOCIAL JUSTICE: ASSIGNED RESOURCES”

INTRODUCTION TO GENDER & SOCIAL JUSTICE: LESSON & BIG IDEA

LESSON: Thinking about Territory If you are just starting university, you may notice that many university events begin with the territorial acknowledgment above. University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies scholar Chelsea Vowel writes that territorial acknowledgments can be powerful when they prompt non-Indigenous peoples to reflect on the conditions of their presence on thisContinue reading “INTRODUCTION TO GENDER & SOCIAL JUSTICE: LESSON & BIG IDEA”