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I will be focusing on substance and quality (rather than on quantity and superficiality) as well as communication and organization in your responses. You may draw from any course assigned readings beginning in Week 1 up to Fausto-Sterling to make your positions or arguments. Refrain from tangent responses. Please refer to the Grading Rubric Below the exam questions for how you will be assessed on each numbered question. Direct quotes need quotations and in-text citations along with a reference section at the end of your responses indicating where information was sourced. Use your disciplinary standard for style formatting – for sociology majors/minors you may use ASA style guide: https://lib.trinity.edu/citing-sources/asa-style-citations/. Please keep direct quotes to a minimum and mostly focus on scholarly interpretation. Failure to submit by the date/time will result in a zero. Grading Rubric for Exam 1 is noted below questions.
Question #1 Explain Jacques Derrida’s critiques of modernity, particularly, language, reason, and meaning when it comes to knowledge about gender? How does Derrida ultimately allow for alterity to breathe?
Question#2 How does Michel Foucault shift beyond Derrida’s critiques of modernity to theorize the construction of the self? How does Foucault’s discussion of prisons play a role in the management of bodies within medicine?
Essay Exam 1 Grade Rubric/Total for Each Numbered Question:
Present an apt understanding of concepts/theory or theories from the readings — (5 pts).
Ability to provide critical analysis using concept(s)/ theory or theories from readings — (5 pts).
Ability to clearly communicate your arguments or points (e.g. organization, grammar, & flow) — (5 pts).
Achieve at minimum 300 words in each numbered essay response — (5 pts).
To answer questions copy paste link above, use my log in information to access book to answer these two questions
Textbook: Wilchins, Riki. 2014. Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer. Magnus Books: Bronx, NY.
Read pages 3-132 and article attached