race&ethic study

1) Read Crenshaw excerpt on Mapping the Intersections. Summarize the essay’s key arguments (don’t focus on details) (1 page) Be sure to explain: a) What does Crenshaw mean by intersectionality? What is her critique of identity politics as it relates to intersectionality? b) What is Crenshaw’s critique of both feminist movements and racial justice movements as it relates to intersectionality? c) How does Crenshaw use intersectionality to explain the experience of women of color with violence 2) Read except of Bhattacharjee, Policing the National Body Summarize key points. Be sure to explain: ½ page a) Although Bhattacharjee uses an “intersectional” analysis, she has a approach for engaging violence against women of color than Crenshaw. How is she different? What are her different assumptions? Explain her analysis about private/public violence. 3) Read the web articles written by Eve Ensler and RAINN. Read the critiques of her work from Lauren Chief Elk and Prisonculture. Explain the source of the disagreement. What are their different assumptions about: a) the helpfulness of criminal justice system, b) the commonality of gender oppression across race and other divides, c) what will end gender violence? What is your position on these arguments and why? 1 page (note: you don’t have to summarize each article separately, just summarize what the arguments seem to be as a whole. 4) Describe an example (from media, the news, real life, anywhere) in which you see the intersections of race and gender violence. How does this intersection operate? ½ page