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Soc M162 lecture 6

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Soc M162 lecture 6 M162

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lecture on Psychological theories of development, Barbara Katz, knowing sex etc
Sociology of Gender
Abigail Saguy
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sociology, Gender, saguy, barbara, katz, sex, soc, Language
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Date Created: 10/11/16
    10/11/16    ● Brandon   and  rachel­film   (Psychological  theories   of development   )  ○ Babies   develop   with individual   differences   (I/ME  (Mead   and   the  theory  of self))  ■ Brandon:   8 teeth,  crawls   very  well  at 6 months  and   grabs   onto  furniture   to  pull  himself  up  (cannot   situp  on  his  own),  frightened   by  his reflection  in  the  mirror  at  first  ■ Rachel:   0 teeth,  sits up  very  well  at 5  months   (cannot   crawl),  interacts  with  mirror  and   loves  it from  the  gecko,   begins   making   cooing  sounds  a  lot earlier  than  brandon   ○ Object   permanence  :baby   understands   that an  object   continues   to exist when  the  object  is not  present­usually   begins   at 4  months   ■ (we   notice  this when   baby   looks  for  an object   when  it disappears  out  of  sight),  develops   sooner   when   baby   searches   for humans   rather  than  objects   ○ Babies   are  revealed  to  be  the opposite   sex  than  what   students   are  told, the  idea  is that  students   think  of babies  in constraint   to their gendered   stereotypes  and  thus  give  children   stereotypical   labels  according  to  gender,   based  on  previous  gender   stereotypes  ■ Our   expectations   of gender   are projected   onto  people   based   on  our  assumption   of one’s  gender,   based  on  physical  markers  such   as  clothes  ● Gender  reveal   parties  ○ Parent  choose  to  celebrate   and   share/reveal   with  their families   and  friends,  the  sex  of  their baby   once   the  parent   learns  it   ○ Barbara   katz  ■ Knowing   the  sex  of the  baby   shapes   how   parents   experience   pregnancy   ● Knowing   the  sex  of the  baby   allows   the  parent  to  imagine  her  child,  hold  preconceived   expectations   for the child,  and  changes  the  way     he   escribes/talks     bout  the    hild  ie­somersaulting/violent/non­violent   ● What’s   the harm   i  choosing   sex?  ○ Reinforces     tereotypes  ○ Sibling   order    ould   einforce   gender   hierarchy   ○ Creates   class  and   gender   inequalities  ■ Those   with  more   money   are more   likely to have   this option   compared   to  those     ith l ess money   ○ Creates   gender   i mbalance  


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