Write a research essay that responds to ONE of the following questions.
Please use first person in your essays and pay attention to the argument you are making when answering the question. We want to hear what you think! In your analysis of the question make sure you engage and reference the relevant course material including, and especially, the assigned weekly readings. Make sure your essay has a clear logical structure and that your argument and analysis flows from your introduction to conclusion, from start to finish.
There is a 10% leeway on the word count but please do not go significantly under or over the word limit. Your in-text citations will count toward your word limit but your Reference List will not.
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Q1: Critically discuss how constructions of race and gender are intimately intertwined
with the processes of colonialization.
Q2: How does coloniality (power, gender, knowledge, being) play out in a person’s everyday life? You may want to consider how these structures work in your own life or someone else’s.
Q3: Audre Lorde writes:
“The future of our earth may depend upon the ability of all women to identify and develop new definitions of power and new patterns of relating across difference. The old definitions have not served us, nor the earth that supports us”. (Lorde, 1996, p. 170)Are Lorde’s words still relevant in 2018? Critically discuss.
Q4: Critically analyse some examples (narrative and/or film technique) from the film Samson & Delilah that complicate traditional gender and racial stereotypes in the Australian context. Your discussion ought to illustrate an awareness of the complexities of thinking through the intersection of gender and race/class in contemporary Australian contexts as well as how film can help us to unpack these.
Q5: Critically discuss why it is important to consider complexities surrounding gender and race when analysing refugee/asylum seeker experiences. In your analysis make links to the specific situations of refugee/asylum seekers in the Australian context.
Q6: Why has the interpretive method (re-reading of the Islamic sacred texts) been important for Indonesian Muslim feminism?
Q7: Identify and describe a historical or a contemporary social movement from Australia or around the world and, using the theory we have engaged with in this course, critically analyse the gender relations or role of women within the movement you have chosen.
Q8: How might we think of Alia Al-Saji’s notion of racialized time in relation to Judith Halberstam’s work on queer temporality? Critically discuss the ways in which their work on time, race, gender and sexuality might overlap or challenge one another’s views.
Q9: In the chapter “Queer Temporality and Postmodern Geographies” J. Halberstam writes that “reproductive time and family time are, above all, heteronormative time/space constructs” and that “all kinds of people, especially in postmodernity, will and do opt to live outside of reproductive and familial time”. (Halberstam 2005, 10). Critically discuss.
Q10: Select at least one poem by Ishigaki from week 11 and compare and contrast it/them with a relevant text/texts of your choice (from the course) with a special focus on food and gender.
Q11: “Barcelona en Comú isn’t just about feminizing politics — it’s about feminist politics. The platform and its candidates, both women and men, agree that if their “democratic revolution” isn’t feminist, it won’t be deserving of the name.”
(Kate Shea Baird)
Critically examine this notion of ‘feminizing politics’ that undergirds the Barcelona en Comú platform. How does this challenge the traditional understanding of politics and political institutions? Does this ‘feminizing politics’ relate to any other topics we have covered in the course?
This instructions note will recognize the issues and issues in connection to hostile to biased practice in detainment facilities. "A bigot episode is any occurrence which is seen to be supremacist by the person in question or some other individual". (HMPS, 2007). Against oppressive practice is to challenge and diminish separation on the grounds of sex, race, age, handicap and different types of segregation. Jail staff can without much of a stretch segregate other jail staff or detainees on any of the types of separation, for the most part racial segregation happens in jail (Noden 2009).Over the most recent ten years the quantity of detainees from ethnic foundations has expanded drastically, this preparation note takes a gander at their conditions and medicines and the contemplations in which to limit racial separation in penitentiaries. Much of the time a detainees specific needs are not met and they are not given indistinguishable help from different detainees, detainees are frequently treated with disregard and experience racial maltreatment. The commission for racial correspondence reported that an examination concerning racial segregation in the jail administration would happen, this examination is proceeding because of the genuine worries that prejudice is broad in numerous penitentiaries. The commissions for racial correspondence are worried at occurrences of demonstrated racial segregation in the jail benefit. The choices were made after a few episodes including the homicide of Zahid Mubarek, amid care at HMYOI Feltham, Zahid was killed and was accepted to be racially disturbed (BBC, 2003). Foundation: Generally speaking, racial episodes have expanded extra time, insights demonstrate that in 2006 there were 11,389 objections of bigotry and this has expanded by 25% to 14,191 out of 2008 and expanding every year. Anyway bigotry between detainees has diminished between 2006-2008, the most well-known prejudice objection was "detainees against staff" and expanded by 39%, "staff on staff" bigotry expanded by 37% and "staff on detainee" prejudice additionally expanded by 13% (Guardian, 2010). The homicide of Zahid Mubarek prompt a formal examination and discovered that the jail benefit had violated race laws on 17 unique events, a portion of the ruptures incorporate neglecting to handle a supremacist climate in prisons, prejudicial treatment of staff, and disciplines dependent on racial generalizations. The examination discovered that "jail culture implied that staff could overlook uniformity commitments and straightforwardly bigot demeanors or conduct had been endured" (BBC, 2003). Jail staffs of ethnic minority were observed to work in an environment of bigot provoking and would be exploited on the off chance that they made objections. Racial stereotyping was another factor, models, for example, "dark detainees will probably be focused for medications testing at that point white cellmates", and that securing a detainee a phone for discipline was utilized preposterously towards ethnic minority detainees (BBC, 2003). 12% of the general jail populace are remote detainees, they begin from various nations, primarily Jamaica, Pakistan, India and Turkey (Prison Reform Trust, 2004). Despite the fact that the expanding quantities of detainees, the jail benefit does not have a devoted arrangement or methodology to manage outside detainees. Larger part of remote detainees have submitted medicate related offenses and are serving sentences of over four years. Amid the mid 1990s there were an expanding number of Nigerian nationals condemned for medication related offenses, this has expanded in the most recent decade to them being the biggest single gathering of outside detainees. No wellspring of standard salary has driven numerous Jamaicans arranged to bring home the bacon from the medication exchange, giving them an exit from destitution. "Late figures demonstrate that almost 126 outside nationals younger than 18 were in authority and about portion of them held in Feltham Young Offenders organization". (Hansard) Current Status: Amid an ongoing meeting in March 2009, Muslim detainees have told the BBC that they have been verbally manhandled by staff at Glen Parva found in Leicestershire. One man said "I've been known as a fear monger since I develop my whiskers… or doltish Muslim."I had such a significant number of issues in this joint I can't let you know. This is the most exceedingly terrible jail I've been as well… more supremacist than others". Amid a similar meeting the detainee additionally expresses that when a protest is made, nothing is done about it, and the board dependably trusts the jail staff. From this we can tell that bigotry is as yet overflowing in detainment facilities, and that nothing is by all accounts done about it (BBC, 2009). Since the Zahid Mubarak case the jail change trust has completed numerous activities and investigates into elements causing racial maltreatment and separation, the jail change trust counseled BME detainees and requested criticism on changes that they might want to find in the jail that include reacting to racial episodes. The detainees recognized four principle changes: The requirement for a free audit and contribution to examinations Systems and rights in objections ought to be plainly clarified Upgrading the job of detainee race delegates Intercession ought to be made accessible Key contemplations/choices: The jail framework could apply the accompanying changes with the end goal to help limit racial maltreatment and separation. Right off the bat every jail ought to adjust its answers for meet the specific needs of the detainees, this will build the trust in BME detainees in the methods for taking care of racial occurrences, by actualizing the progressions it will empower the two detainees and staff to successfully speak with one another and furthermore go to a comprehension. Detainment facilities need to assess and take a gander at the damage that bigotry causes to detainees and staff, they likewise need to center around the distinctive kinds of prejudice that happens (barefaced prejudice, institutional prejudice and so forth), coordinate separation where disciplines or advantages are given out on the grounds of race is one of the more typical sorts of bigotry in jail, and by jail staff isn't viewed as bigotry, jail staff ought to be given important preparing on correspondence and assorted variety, and furthermore be instructed to regard different detainees religious and good qualities, when jail staff know about their convictions and qualities then they can change the way in which they get things done to keep them from segregating. Detainment facilities need to take a gander at the present approaches and techniques and survey whether the strategies are viable or not, and whether changes should be made, the present arrangements and systems are not working on the grounds that racial separation is as yet overflowing in penitentiaries, the jail board needs to address this issue and investigate changing the strategies to suit the detainees and staff, which will thusly limit the danger of bigotry. All the more vitally they ought to counsel detainees and figure out how they might want the jail to react when prejudice happens. At the point when detainees are engaged with setting up frameworks to handle prejudice, they will have more trust in the framework, the same number of feel that it's anything but a viable measure, they will likewise understand that the framework is reasonable and touchy. By counseling detainees, answers for issues can be recognized, for example, when a detainee expresses that "when a grumbling is made, it isn't kept classified and whenever discovered by different detainees or staff could place themselves in threat to either more maltreatment or possibly physical mischief" (Bhui, 2009), the jail board could then enhance the way in which protests are made and to guarantee that privacy is kept. The jail administration ought to likewise take a gander at every prisoner record and history to check whether they have a background marked by racial maltreatment or any kind of racial segregation, this will choose whether they should put a specific detainee all alone or imparting a cell to different detainees, if this had been done, at that point the homicide of Zahid Mubarek would not have occurred. Another thought could be that to put all detainees of a similar race on similar wings, this will limit the danger of racial maltreatment from other race detainees, anyway this will likewise prevent non supremacist detainees from blending and not enabling them to coordinate with individuals from other ethnic foundations or networks. The jail board ought to acquire new completely prepared staff, who know about the diverse sorts of segregation and the impacts it has on detainees and staff, this will guarantee that jail staff are not submitting racial acts, and detainees can likewise approach staff in the event that they are as a rule verbally or physically mishandled by different detainees, since they will have certainty that the staff can be trusted and something will be done about it. Every jail ought to be visited by an autonomous association once per month, it ought to examine any occurrences including racial and episodes that included savagery, via doing this measure it will put trust and trust in the detainees that if they somehow managed to put a grumbling, a free association would explore and this could prompt the important changes that should be made. The jail administration should ensure that all detainees know about the dissensions methods, mindful of how they are accounted for and prepared, and that detainees are shielded from any assaults because of putting in a grievance (Prison Reform Trust, 2010). One detainee expressed "If he's bigot, he must be suspended. At the present time, they have invulnerability to do whatever they need. There must be a deterrent"(Prison Reform Trust, 2010), another thought that could be made is that staff or detainees that do complete racial assaults ought to either be suspended or given some sort of discipline, this will deflect them from doing a similar offense once more. End: This preparation note has distinguished the issues and issues in connection to against oppressive practice in detainment facilities. It right off the bat demonstrates the foundation of how racial separation influences jails, detainees and staff individuals, it at that point proceeds to clarify the actualities and measurements of racial assaults in penitentiaries, the preparation n>GET ANSWER