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SOC 302 Lecture 7 Notes

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SOC 302 Lecture 7 Notes Soc 302

Cassidy Schap
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Intro to the study of society
Tetyana Pudrovska

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cassidy Schap on Wednesday September 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 302 at University of Texas at Austin taught by Tetyana Pudrovska in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Intro to the study of society in Sociology at University of Texas at Austin.


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Date Created: 09/30/15
LECTURE 7 SUMMARY Readings Textbook Chapter 10 Gender Inequality Required Readings Is Checking the Sex Box Necessary httpwwwnytimescomroomfordebate2014 10 l 9ischeckingthesexboxnecessary How Can We JumpStart the Struggle for Gender Equality http opinionatorblo gs nytimescom20 l 3 l l23howcanweiumpstartthestrugglefor genderequalityr0 Sex Biological characteristics Gender Socially formed traits of masculinity and femininity Theories of Gender Biological Gender differences are affected by biological factors including genetics hormones and brain physiology Social and psychological Gender differences in behavior re ect social and cultural forces more than biological endowments Gender socialization 0 Learning of gender cultural norms and expectations through family schools peers media and everyday life Structural functionalism Talcott Parsons 0 Families operate most efficiently with a clearcut division of labor I Women carry out expressive roles I Men carry out instrumental roles Social construction 0 The process of doing gender underscores how gender is socially constructed in interaction 0 Gender is not what people are but what they do I Norah Vincent Selfmade man I Constructions of masculinity Men s risky behaviors are resources for doing masculinity in everyday life Gender stratification o Inequality between men and women in terms of power wealth income status and other socially valued resources Intersectionality 0 There is no single unified gender identity and experience shared by everyone 0 Gender class and race jointly affect the experiences of women and men


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