Essay on Class, Oppression, Intersectionality, And So On

714 Words May 4th, 2016 3 Pages
class, oppression, intersectionality, and so on. (pg. 5) There overall needs to be a prioritization of class (4/28). Martha Gimenez thoroughly explains her position on race, gender, and class.
Gimenez argues against that class should be considered equal to gender and race. Class struggles become a part of the recurrent change and also in race, gender, and class studies. She agrees with Collins that ethnomethodology disregards power relations. (pg. 11) Power relations relates to class through coercion (4/28). Power relations are what causes all the processes of social interaction and is also the main reason why social facts are coercing people. The ubiquity of power should not obscure the fact that some power relations are more substantial than others. Gimenez views the eradication of differences between class, race and gender as the infrastructure that it is vital to deal with the simple relations of domination and subordination, which now seem incorporeal, outside class relations. By discarding class reductionism, the race, gender, and class perspective, both refutes the importance of class, but it is obligatory to recognize its importance by suggesting some other basic edifices of domination. (pg. 11) She recognizes that middle class is the same as the working class (4/28). Class relations, whether it be denoting to the relations between capitalist and wage workers, or to the relations between salaried and waged workers and their managers and supervisors, those placed in…

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