Due by Day 7. In Week 2, we focus on how privilege and power impact women’s freedom for creative expression. In our discussion of this topic, the concept of intersectionality is important. Intersectionality can be defined as the ways that interconnected social categories such as race, class, and gender interact to form experience and identity, especially as related to power.
undefinedFor this journal assignment, analyze how the dynamics of privilege and power played a part in woman’s creative expression during the 1600s and 1700s (sometimes called the Baroque era). In your discussion of power and privilege, address at least one of the following categories in addition to gender: race, class, or ethnicity. As you reflect on this topic, consider some of the following relevant questions:
- Did the creative woman benefit from family support or professional networks or was she excluded from them?
- Were training, education, and networking available to her?
- If she did challenge existing power structures (for example, religion, social custom, laws, etc.), how successful was she in doing so?
**Use supporting examples from at least two creative women from different genres (for example, music and sculpture) of this era from our required or recommended resources. Be sure to provide examples from their work (poems, paintings, sculpture, music, excerpts from larger writings, etc.) to support your discussion.**
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.