WGS (Women, Work & Class)

WGS (Women, Work & Class)

Section 1. Discuss the significance of the following terms.

How does Acker define the term?

How does she use
the term in her larger argument?

Give an example from the book to demonstrate how she is using this term.

What are the implications of the term

what does it teach you, and how might you use
this term outside of the book?
1.
Hegemonic Masculinity
2.
Means of
Provisioning
3.
Corporate Nonresponsibility
4.
Unpaid Labor/reproductive labor
5.
Inequality regimes
Short Answer
(2
3 paragraphs)
:
6.
Joan Acker argues that class is gendered and racialized, and in order to understand
class processes and relationships we must exami
ne how gender and race are always
working simultaneously in class relations. Compare two people whose lives were
presented in
Waging a Living
and provide a racialized and gendered analysis of
them, utilizing Acker

s concepts of Inequality regimes.
7.
Dra
wing from Acker

s framework of inequality regimes, how does she explain the
persistent wage gap across gender and racial lines? Please be sure to include the
role of unpaid labor, the means of provisioning
, and systematic forms of control
(unobtrusive and
obtrusive). According to Acker, how is it that persistent wage
gaps are seen as acceptable, if not a natural part of our society?
The slide below is available in lecture 10.15.13
Part II.
Ange
Marie Hancock,
The Politics of Disgust

Section 1. Disc
uss the significance of the following terms.

How does Hancock define the term
(what does the term mean)
?

How does she use the term in her larger argument?

Give an example from the book to demonstrate how she is using this term.

What are the implications of
the term

what does it teach you, and how might you use
this term outside of the book?
1.
Politics of Disgust
2.
Public Identity
3.
Culture of Poverty
4.
National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO)
5.
Lack of Solidarity
Section 2
.
Short Answer
6.
What is the relationsh
ip between Hancock’s formulation of ‘t
he Politics of Disgust

and t
he

Public Identity of the Welfare Queen
?’
How do both the media and
congressional records demonstrate a politics of disgust of the welfare queen?
In this
response you should make sure to
highlight the key elements that construct each
framework. You should focus on her larger argument, and draw from specific
examples from the book to demonstrate your grasp of her argument.
7.
Hancock concludes, “At the heart of this book is the conviction
that our denial to
empowered political participation for all Americans regardless of their relationship
to the welfare state is downright inhumane” (Hancock, 157). How do the voices of
welfare recipients in chapter 5 challenge the inhumane constructions
of welfare
dependency that utilized animal analogies, such as the “wolf welfare program”
presented by Representative Barbara Cubin (R
WY). According to Hancock, how is
this dynamic a challenge to equal democratic participation?
Important Requirements:
You should draw from the texts but you must site quotations. Since we are primarily
drawing from 2 books you should site in text with the authors name and page number e.g.,
(Hancock, 115).
While you are drawing from the text, it is more important for you
to explain what the text
means

so overly quoting without explaining the arguments or concepts in your own
words will not be strong responses.

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