Master of None

Sociological Analysis: Master of None EP:8 Thanksgiving

Please do not provide a synopsis of the episode (I’ve seen it). Answers should be short essay responses- please provide complete answers using examples from the episode.

  1. According to Witt, how is race/ethnicity ‘performed’? Describe some examples from the episode where this occurs. How does the performance of race change as the characters age and progress?
  2. According to Witt, how is gender ‘performed’? Describe some examples from the episode where this occurs. How does the performance of gender change as the characters age and progress?
  3. Describe some of the ways in which men are privileged in our society – even though they do not necessarily realize or agree with it. How are men portrayed in the episode? What role do men serve in the family dynamic explored throughout the episode?
  4. Provide some examples of how gender and race intersect within the context of the episode. How and where does the age of the characters interact? Does the age of the characters provide context for the ‘life chances’ that are impacted by the intersection of race and gender?
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