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Unformatted text preview: Sex Marriage and Family Test 2 18:30 Week 7- Gender and the family- women take care of family, men are the bread winners Sex vs. gender- biology vs social status Gender roles or sex roles approach- treats gender differences as roles learned by individuals Symbolic interaction (George Herbert Mead) Maternal consciousness- the assumption that there is a biological imperative of mother love that compels mothers to protect their children from harm against any odds Fathers’ role w/ baby care- share child care usually today, more involved in birth; fathers are passive in general emotionally Reproduction of mothering (Nancy Chodorow)- 19 th century : maternity=motherhood=women’s central role Social construction of mothering- importance • high maternal-child mortality • affection and love interfere w/ discipline historical changes in child rearing • colonial era: discipline/religion • Early industrial era: class variation: children as laborers rather than objects of affection • Zelizer “Pricing the Priceless Child” emotional bonds more important in early...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course POLS 021 taught by Professor Garrison-nelson during the Spring '08 term at Vermont.
- Spring '08