this is the final quiz for a Women and Gender Studies class. The quiz consists of 3 questions: Question 1 is 30 points, for each part 10 points, question 2 is 20 points, and question 3 is 50 points, for each part 10 points. So total is 100 points, which means for each 10 points there should be 1 paragraph, so minimum there should be at least 10 paragraphs. These questions should ONLY be answered from PDF files that I will upload, including one movie that is extremely important that’s available in youtube, which I will link here and when I upload the sources as well. Remember that these are questions that need to answered as concise as possible, it’s not a normal essay. I’ll copy all the questions from my university website which should explain everything I just said. Online Quiz 5– (Neoliberalism and the Criminalization of
Poverty, Sexuality & Immigrants)
1) In Week 14 through 15, we have looked at issues of Comprehensive Immigration Reform as it has intersected with other forms of social experience. In the articles we have read and in various films and film clips, including “Lost in Detention,” we have seen the ways immigration policies interact with other forms of social oppression or public policy to disproportionately affect the lives of women, children, LGBT people and/or families.
Referring to the materials in Weeks 14-15, please pick 3 different essays or films to describe, discuss and analyze 3 different examples (cases) you have encountered of how immigration policies have interacted with other forms of social oppression or public policy to disproportionately affect the lives of women, children, LGBT people and/or families. (10pts each = 30pts)
2) (20pts – please address each question)
What are some of the key arguments Eddie Girdner makes in his essay, “From Sea to Shining Sea: The Degradation of Social Welfare under Neoliberalism in the United States”?
Referring to the following articles, what are neoliberal economic policies and what role has politics played in perpetuating social inequality?
“What is Neoliberalism?” – by corpwatch.org http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=376
“What the rich invest in – politics, to make them richer,”
by Dr. Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley
Given what you now understand about neoliberalism, reflect on your own experience (for example as a student, a worker, parent, immigrant, or health care recipient) how might neoliberal policies have affected your life?
3) a) In modern political times, systems of social inequality often work in multiple, intersecting, and sometimes contradictory ways. This can be seen in many of the essays and films you have read and seen for Week 15, in particular the Balko, Roberts, Naber, and “Black Lesbians in NYC…” essays.
Choose 3 of these essays and 1 film we have seen in Week 15 to analyze and describe how systems of social inequality work in multiple and complex ways to criminalize and construct people as deviant.
(10 pts each = 40pts)
b) How might this also be the case in the Eric Garner/ Walter Scott incidents? Given the many intersecting issues we have explored in this class, what do you see as some of the factors contributing to their deaths? What possible suggestions or solutions can you recommend to help to address these issues? (10 pts)