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race

a system of classification that partly relies upon but is not restricted to biology, that is used to justify experiential difference in a specific time and place; is a site of contestation, race is real since it has real effects

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racialization

a term used to signify the extension of racial meaning to previously racially unclassified groups relationship, social practice, or group

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racial formation

the process through which American society is racialized at the micro and macro levels, the interplay between the two, which demonstrates the pervasiveness of race in all aspects of life in the US

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post-racialism

the belief that we are past the time when race is a valid or useful category for social classification and/ or political

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representation

an essential part of the process by which meaning is produced and exchanged between members of a culture, through language

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reflective approach

meaning lies in the object, person, idea or event in the real world, reflects the true meaning

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intentional approach

words mean what the author intends they should mean

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constructionist approach

we construct meaning, using representational systems

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discourse

the production of knowledge through language; only those in power can create discourse; it produces subject-positions / nothing can be outside the discourse

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regime of truth

the types of discourses that are accepted and made functionally true, not factually true

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culture

manifestation of shared conceptual maps, creates a sense of belonging to a group and historically situated

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politics of representation

negotiations and/or struggles over the distribution of resources and/or power that take place through or in response to representation

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circulatory system

circuit of culture and its relationship between representation, identity, production, consumption, regulation