Intro to soc of gender
Intro to soc of gender M162
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Date Created: 09/27/16
9/27/16 What is social construction SC is a shared social understanding of a material object/ an agreed upon understanding of material eality ● Ex: a desk. The desk itself is a physical reality (the desk is real and not imagined), but the eaning hat we give o the esk (that it is eant or writing) is socially constructed ● Ex: moneymoney itself isa real object but the meaning to it (that itholds value) is socially constructed ● Evidence for something that is socially constructed→ Variation: The meaning of something hanges across ime, space nd culture What is the sociology of gender Study of the way humans construct the social expectations of males and females, and how the idea of opposite sexes is reified through social interaction. Above all the sociology of gender looks or the ontributors gender inequality. The sociology of gender is not necessarily a science, people could work in different sectors such as the humanities; but since i is in the field of sociology, the sociology of gender is based on data and empirical studies. Other methodologies include: surveys, interviews, participant observation, archival research, news media analysis, experiments etc. Simone de Beauvoir: “one is not born woman, one ecomes woman.” ender inequality: he nequal distribution of esources bw M/W that is ymbolic ho is taken more seriously in ociety. Ex ender pay gap: currently men are stil paid more than women, according to gender inequality, it is because men are taken more seriously than women that xplains the unequal pay bw /W ntersectionality: he iew that different forms impression work in i nteraction with one another (gender→ religion→ ethnicity→ disability→ class→ sexual orientation etc) West nd Zimmerman: gender i mnirelevant: i is lways important and i nteracts with ther social statuses (intersectionality) Faustosterling’s argument: the body functions of M/F are already entangled in our ideas about gender
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