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Write a 3-5 page, double spaced paper on 1 of the following
topics. The essay should be in APA format and it should be properly
cited. You can find APA resources in the Forums area of our classroom, in
our online library, and here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Our online library is a great place to find academic sources â¦ and our library
explains what is considered an academic source and what is considered a
Using at least two academic sources in addition to our text,
compare and contrast Gilmanâs theory as to the oppression of women in
patriarchy with Marxâs theory as to how and why workers are oppressed under
capitalism. What similarities do you see in their arguments? What are
the differences in these two theories of oppression?
Using at least two academic sources in addition to our text,
compare and contrast Simmelâs notion of the stranger with Du Boisâs notion of
double consciousness. What similarities do these concepts share? How
are they different? Be sure to discuss Du Bois concept of the veil.
I strongly encourage the use of our online library.
Note: your final grade on this assignment will be based on the grading criteria
listed in each rubric level.
“Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you
and your instructor will receive the results.”
This Assignment meets the following course objectives:
Simmel’s individual culture and objective culture to Weber’s iron cage.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s theory of gender stratification in relation to
the economy and the family and compare it to Marx’s analysis of the labor
relations in capitalist society.
the meaning of Feminist Standpoint Theory and offer an analysis of how it
offers insight into the work of DuBois.
Du Bois’s theoretical contributions in the area of race, particularly the
concepts of the veil and double consciousness.
how group size and social distance affect social interaction.
The writerâs central purpose or argument is readily
apparent to the reader.
The writing has a clear purpose or argument, but may
sometimes digress from it.(1.9-1pt)
The central purpose or argument is not consistently
clear throughout the paper.
The purpose or argument is generally unclear.
Balanced presentation of relevant and legitimate
information that clearly supports a central purpose or argument and shows a
thoughtful, in-depth analysis of a significant topic. Reader gains
Information provides reasonable support for a central
purpose or argument and displays evidence of a basic analysis of a
significant topic. Reader gains some insights.
Information supports a central purpose or argument at
times. Analysis is basic or general. Reader gains few insights.
Central purpose or argument is not clearly identified.
Analysis is vague or not evident. Reader is confused or may be misinformed.
The ideas are arranged logically to support the purpose
or argument. They flow smoothly from one to another and are clearly linked
to each other. The reader can follow the line of reasoning.
The ideas are arranged logically to support the central
purpose or argument. They are usually clearly linked to each other.
For the most part, the reader can follow the line of reasoning.
In general, the writing is arranged logically, although
occasionally ideas fail to make sense together. The reader is fairly clear
about what writer intends.
The writing is not logically organized.
Frequently, ideas fail to make sense together. The reader cannot
identify a line of reasoning and loses interest.
The tone is consistently professional and appropriate
for an academic research paper.
The tone is generally professional. For the most
part, it is appropriate for an academic research paper.
The tone is not consistently professional or appropriate
for an academic research paper.
The tone is unprofessional. It is not appropriate for
an academic research paper.
Grammar, Spelling, Writing Mechanics (punctuation,
italics, capitalization, etc.)
The writing is free or almost free of errors.
There are occasional errors, but they donât represent a
major distraction or obscure meaning.
The writing has many errors, and the reader is
distracted by them.
There are so many errors that meaning is obscured.
The reader is confused and stops reading.
Paper is the number of pages specified in the
Paper has fewer pages than specified in the assignment.
Use of Most Recent Edition of the APA Style Manual
APA format is used accurately and consistently in the
paper and on the âReferencesâ page.
APA format is used with minor errors.
There are frequent errors in APA format.
Format of the document is not recognizable as APA.
This assignment requires you to write a 3-5 page, double-spaced paper on one of the two given topics in APA format, with proper citations and at least two academic sources in addition to the text. The first topic compares and contrasts Gilman’s theory on the oppression of women in patriarchy with Marx’s theory on how and why workers are oppressed under capitalism. The second topic compares and contrasts Simmel’s notion of the stranger with Du Bois’s notion of double consciousness, with a discussion of Du Bois’s concept of the veil. Your final grade on the assignment will be based on the rubric, which evaluates the purpose, content, organization, tone, and grammar of the paper. The online library is a great resource for finding academic sources, and the originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Karl Marx have both produced influential theories on how different groups are oppressed in society. Gilman focuses on the oppression of women in patriarchal societies, while Marx centers on the oppression of workers in capitalist societies. In this essay, I will compare and contrast Gilman’s theory of female oppression in patriarchal societies with Marx’s theory of how and why workers are oppressed under capitalism, using at least two academic sources in addition to our text.
Gilman argues that patriarchy oppresses women by forcing them into subordinate roles that limit their access to education, work, and social autonomy. In her book “Women and Economics,” Gilman states that “the economic independence of women is essential to the improvement of their condition, and the achievement of their freedom” (Gilman, 1898, p. 20). She believed that women’s economic dependence on men perpetuates their subordination and limits their ability to challenge patriarchal norms.
Similarly, Marx argues that capitalism oppresses workers by exploiting their labor and extracting surplus value from it. Marx’s theory of exploitation is based on the idea that capitalists pay workers less than the value of their labor, and they keep the difference as profit. This exploitation creates a class struggle between workers and capitalists, with workers seeking better wages and working conditions while capitalists strive to maintain their profits.
One similarity between Gilman’s and Marx’s theories is that they both emphasize the importance of economic independence for the oppressed group. Gilman argues that women’s economic independence is essential for their freedom and empowerment, while Marx claims that workers’ exploitation is based on their economic dependence on capitalists. Both theorists see economic dependence as a form of oppression that limits the ability of the oppressed group to challenge the status quo.
However, there are also significant differences between Gilman’s theory of female oppression and Marx’s theory of worker exploitation. One major difference is that Gilman’s theory focuses on the oppression of women in the private sphere of the family and household, while Marx’s theory focuses on the oppression of workers in the public sphere of the workplace. Gilman argues that women are oppressed in the family because they are forced into domestic roles that limit their access to education, work, and social autonomy. Marx, on the other hand, sees the exploitation of workers as a product of capitalist production processes that create a class conflict between workers and capitalists.
Another difference between Gilman and Marx’s theories is their focus on gender and class respectively. Gilman’s theory emphasizes the role of gender in creating female oppression, while Marx’s theory emphasizes the role of class in creating worker exploitation. While Gilman acknowledges that class and gender are interrelated, she argues that gender is the primary axis of oppression in patriarchal societies. Marx, on the other hand, sees class as the primary axis of oppression in capitalist societies.
In conclusion, Gilman’s theory of female oppression in patriarchal societies and Marx’s theory of worker exploitation under capitalism share some similarities, such as their emphasis on economic independence as a key factor in oppression. However, there are also significant differences in these theories
Freedman, E. B. (2017). ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and the politics of color in America. University of Georgia Press.
Gilman, C. P. (2018). Women and economics: A study of the economic relation between men and women as a factor in social evolution. Oxford University Press.
Marx, K., & Engels, F. (2018). The Communist Manifesto. Penguin.
Smith, J. M. (2020). Gender and the politics of history. Columbia University Press.