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SOC 1003, Week 10

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SOC 1003, Week 10 SOC 1003

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Social Class: groups, prejudice, discrimination Gender: sex and gender, inequality, feminism, socialization
Introductory Sociology
J Stobaugh
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Date Created: 03/18/16
SOC 1003: Intro to Sociology  Dr. James Stobaugh Week 10 (3/14 – 3/18) Notes Social Class (continued) Different Groups (not defined by numbers/size of population)  Dominant Groups – advantages, resources, rights  Minority (Subordinate) Group – lacks advantages, resources, and rights of the dominant  Prejudice – attitude based on faulty generalizations about a group  Stereotypes  Racism – treatment of groups based on prejudiced beliefs o Overt – direct, intended o Subtle – indirect, implied, “code words”  Measuring prejudice o Sociologists use hypotheticals (basic “what ifs” questions) instead of direct  questions o Social distance – movement of groups/individuals in relation to another group Discrimination – actions/practices of dominant group members with harmful impact on  subordinate groups  Individual o Isolate discrimination  o Small group  Institutional o Direct Institutionalized (laws) (now illegal) o Indirect Institutionalized (patterns, not official) Gender Sex and Gender  Sex – biological o Male/female o Transgender (physically changed) o Transvestite (gender opposite of sex) o Hermaphrodite (ambiguous)  Gender – social construction of roles and expectations  Sexual Orientation  o Heterosexual o Homosexual o Bisexual o Asexual o Pansexual  Culture Dimensions o Micro  Gender roles and identity  Body consciousness o Macro  Gender institutions (military, priesthood)  Gender belief systems (reinforce gender institutions) Gender Inequality  Sexism – subordination of one sex based on assumed superiority of another o Misogyny – sexism against women (most common) o Misandry – sexism against men  Everyday Life – language and thoughts see men as the normal/standard o “Man up.” “You hit like a girl.”  Healthcare – physicians more likely to dismiss women’s complaints  Education – women consist 56% of college students, 57% of bachelor’s degrees, 60% of  master’s degrees, but men receive higher income at every level Feminism  First Wave – the Suffragettes late 1800s ­ early 1900s o Right to vote  Second Wave –  Women’s Liberation Movement 1950s­1960s  o Feminist Mystique (role of the patriarchy) o Challenged traditional gender roles   Condemned those who didn’t o Stereotype of “man­hating butch” o Failed constitutional amendment against gender discrimination  Third Wave  o Rebellion against Second Wave’s condemnation o Individual women’s agency – right to choose lifestyle (homemaker, career) Gender Socialization  Parents – name, toys, colors  Peers o Boys police gender role standards (things defined as “boy” or “girl”) o Girls judge minutia within standards (hair, clothes)  Schools – teachers reward outspoken boys, ignoring hand­raising girls  Sports o Boys play competitive/team games o Girls engage in social, noncompetitive activities/games o Title 9 – requires equal slots offered for both genders of college athletes  Media (presentation) o Women – shown as helpless; cleaning products o Men – shown as self­sufficient


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