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Soc M162 lecture 3

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Lecture on West and Zimmerman, theory of gender
Sociology of Gender
Abigail Saguy
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sociology, Gender, saguy, m162
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Freddie816 on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to M162 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Abigail Saguy in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Sociology of Gender in Sociology at University of California - Los Angeles.


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Date Created: 09/29/16
    9/29/16  ● Why   are we   more   comfortable   with girls dressing   as  boys  than   boys   dressing   as  girls?  ○ The   degree  of    iscomfort    rises  from       ender   hierarchy.    hen   a boy    resses  as  a girl, he  thus  positions   himself  down   the  gender   hierarchy   ● Zimmerman     nd West   ○ SEX:     medical   determination   given    t  irth,depending    n which   ypes   of   ex  chromosomes   one  is born  with  ○ Sexual   category:   the   resumption        ne’s sex     ased  on   dentifiers  i e­physical  appearance  ○ Gender:    he  management        ocial expectations     ased  on  a given     exual  category  ■ Doing  gender   is simply   the attempt   of creating   differences   bw   men   and  women­D   ifferences  that  are    ot    atural,    ssential   or biological.   Once  these   diffs have   been   constructed,   they  are  used   to reinforce   the  “essentialness”   of gender  ■ “Gender  is not  who   you  are  but  what   you  do.  I is a performance”  ● Assignment   of a sex  category  ○ Sex   is undoubtedly   decided   based   on  appearance.   We   do this  so often  that  it  becomes  “normalized,”   and  goes   unnoticed.   Itonly  becomes   an  issue  when  we  find   mbiguity  in determining   one’s  sex  ● Doing   difference,   West  and   febsternaker  ○ We   do  not  just do  gender,   but  race,  class,  education   etc                                                  9/29/16      / 


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