The Possibilities and Limits of Queer
Hey, here is the instruction to the essay,
“you will submit a 4-5 page analytical essay in which you discuss ALL the materials in the unit (which may include film, videos, reading, and poetry), you must apply at least THREE (3) different Key Concepts from the KNOWLEDGE BASE.”
Question that NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED IN THE ESSAY is
“What is a QTIBIPOC Politic? The Possibilities and Limits of Queer
Also you HAVE to watch the provided videos, movie and article readings to give a mixed essay.
The three key terms that is needed, I have provided that below.
(i)- Anti racism :
Definition : Anti-racism is a commitment to identifying, challenging, and acting to eliminate racial inequality by changing systems, policies, practices, and attitudes.Anti-racism involves critical self-reflection, to understand the ways that individuals and communities benefit and/or suffer from the perpetuation of racism. Peggy McIntosh’s 1988 article on unpacking white privilege has led to an understanding of the very concrete ways that people who are white gain benefits based on their skin color. Example include, “I am able to shop without being followed by store security.” Anti-racist white allies can find ways to recognize their privilege. [See entry for “whiteness.”] Anti-racism is a commitment to organizing and acting to transform social structures and social relations. Because racism occurs at all levels, including prejudice and racism within people of color communities, all people need to work on taking anti-racist actions in order to transform our society.
Definition :The definition of class varies depending on the theoretical perspective. From a Marxist perspective, class is determined by a person’s relation to the “mode of production” (ie. the factories, machines, technology, etc.). One either owns the mode of production or does not. The mode of production is the factory, machinery, or technology that is used to produce goods. Those who own the mode of production (for example, a photocopy machine) are the bourgeoisie, or owning class. Under capitalism, those who do not own the mode of production must sell their labor in order to survive. To expand on the copy machine example: we may work in a Copy Shop running a xerox machine that someone else owns. When we work, we sell our labor in order to receive a paycheck so that we can have food and shelter. Those of us who must sell our labor in order to survive are called the proletariat (the working class). For Marx, the fundamental division in society was between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. Non-Marxists usually define class by income and wealth dividing society into upper class, middle class, and lower class depending on relative income and wealth. Income is the amount of money you earn by working or investments. Wealth is the net worth of everything you own. More recently, the Occupy movement developed the concept of the 1% vs. the 99% to draw our attention to the extreme concentration of wealth among those at the very top of the class structure.
Definition: Colonialism is a practice of political, economic, and cultural domination involving the subjugation of one people to another through settlement, sovereignty, or indirect mechanisms of control. The etymology of the root word “colony” is derived from the Latin word colonus, meaning farmer, reminding us that colonialism usually involved the transfer of a population to a new territory, where the arrivals lived as permanent settlers while maintaining political allegiance to their country of origin. Colonialism is not a modern phenomenon and world history is full of examples of conquest, expansion, and settlement, including the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Moors, Mongols, and Ottomans. However, in the sixteenth century, the nature of colonialism changed decisively because of technological advancements in navigation that made it possible to maintain political sovereignty in spite of geographical dispersion and the modern European colonial project thus emerged. Although the term colonialism is not era specific, it is generally used to describe the specific process of European domination over the rest of the world, including the Americas, Australia, Africa, and Asia.
Source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Readings and movies:
WATCH “BORN IN FLAME” on Netflix.
View Film: Tongues Untied on Netflix
Watch “Sylvia Rivera: Trans Movement Founder by Tara Mateik and Denise Gaberman
[Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybnH0HB0lqc ]”
Watch “Pariah, 2011 Dir. Dee Rees
Available at the library (to view there) or rent streaming on Amazon for 3.99 and
also on NetFlix
Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pariah/dp/B007RNXXSE”