We will explore the category of gender and its manifestation in our everyday lives. First, watch the short film clip The Oppressed Majority..
I don’t know how to handle this Law question and need guidance. We will explore the category of gender and its manifestation in our everyday lives. First, watch the short film clip The Oppressed Majority. Second, conduct a small-scale unstructured observation exercise on gendered behavior in the public space. For this purpose; 1. Select a place to conduct your observation: Go to a public setting and carry out a 60 min-observation. Choose a place you think will be fun and interesting. Observe and record movements, interactions, sights, sounds, spatial arrangements, and anything else that strikes you in relation to gender. Write down your observations on the spot in the chart below. Do not interview anyone. Be an observer only — it should be the sort of place where you can sit and take notes without bothering anyone. If someone asks you what you are doing, tell them that it’s an assignment in a course about gender and the law. Alternatively, due to Covid-19, you can also write about and event/experience something that strikes you as particularly gendered. 2. Observe and take notes: Recording what you observe should not be done randomly or haphazardly; you must be focused and pay attention to details. Enter the observation site [i.e., “field”] with a clear plan about what you are intending to observe and record while, at the same time, being prepared to adapt to changing circumstances as they may arise. Watch what people actually do; suppress the normal instinct to evaluate people or to presume motives. Look at behavioral details like patterns of movement through space, hand gestures, posture, positions of legs or arms, ways of eating or drinking, eye or head movements, amount or volume of talking. “Friendly smile”, “in a hurry,” “flirting,” and “nervous” are interpretations, not actions. As you observe, take brief “jotted notes” of specific behaviors worth observing. 3. Analyze: Always look for the meaning underlying the actions you observe. Ask yourself: What’s going on here? What does this observed activity mean? What else does this relate to? Note that this is an on-going process of reflection and analysis taking place for the duration of your field research. Interpret/analyze your observations using categories (clothes and hair, specific activity, body and oral language, gestures, reactions, etc.).Present your observations, interpretation, and hypothesis in your Discussion Board post. I am looking forward to reading them.TIP: Use the observation organization sheet available in this week’s assignment folder to help you structure the process of data gathering and analyzing. Please DO NOT upload your observations as an attachment but write or copy/paste them directly as a response to my post.
Requirements: 2-3 paragraphs.