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Today: Stratification Theories of stratification: Functionalist and Conflict Gender Stratification Reminder: Please don’t talk when other students are talking or when I am talking. Raise your hand when you want to say something. We want a class where everyone has an equal opportunity to speak and to listen.
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Theories: Why is society stratified? Functionalism: A theory that attempts to explain how social order is possible Society has a need for order Inequality (stratification) serves a purpose in society Poverty serves important functions
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Theories: Why is society stratified? Conflict theory: Interested in how and why inequality exists. Groups struggle over society’s resources People with the most resources exploit and dominate those with fewer resources
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Switch gears! Gender Stratification Our place in the stratification hierarchy is clearly influenced by social class Sociologists have lots of evidence that shows us how our place in the hierarchy is also influenced by sex and gender Gender stratification=gender inequality
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Unformatted text preview: A video to introduce gender. .. Video clip, When Boys Play with Girls from 20/20 . The video shows us how people react when their children do not conform to gender norms. Think about your reaction to the video, and why you reacted in the way you did. Sissies and Tomboys? Study by Emily Kane Kanes research question and research method Kanes overall finding: Parents are much more concerned about their boys who dont conform to gender norms, than their girls who dont conform Specific findings Sex vs. gender Sociologists differentiate between the concepts of sex and gender Sex: Male or female Gender: Masculine or feminine Important sociological facts about gender When sex and gender dont match There are groups in our culture and other cultures whose sex and gender dont match Transgendered Definition and description Examples: Transsexual, intersexed Why sociologists study these groups...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SOCI 1310 taught by Professor Pattigiuffre during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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