PDA 201 Exam 1 study guide

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Study Guide for PDA 201 Exam 1 Women, Men, Sex and Power PDA 201 Andrew Jacobs Review Sheet #1 You will have the entire period for the test on Wednesday October 3, 2007. The test will be composed of two parts: definitions and essay questions. We recommend that you write out the answers to the questions and use these notes as a study guide. A copy of this review sheet will be mailed to the class listserv. Identifications Eight terms will be selected from the following list. You will be asked to define / identify five. Each will be worth eight points (for a total of 40 points). For each term you should: 1) define it, 2) provide an example and 3)explain the significance for gender studies. androgyny (from class) oppression (Kaminer) gender roles (from class) oppression (Frye) corpus callosum (Gorman) hypothalamus (Gorman) misogyny (Thompson) ritual troubles talk (Tannen) double bind (Frye) Essay Questions All four essays will appear on the exam. You must do two essays. Choose one from set A and do the required essay from set B . Each essay is worth 30 points. As with the definitions, be sure to use examples from the readings to illustrate your answers. Be as detailed as possible. SET A: Choose One Essay #1A Drawing upon the essays "Becoming Members of Society" and "X: A Fabulous Child's Story," discuss the differences between the sexes. Discuss at least three differences attributed to biology and at least three that are attributed to socialization (your examples must come from the readings). What are some gender role expectations for men and for women (think about rituals, customs, power relations etc. and discuss 3-4). How do these roles differ? What are some of the consequences? What problems did Baby X encounter because of his/her androgyny? Be specific. Essay #2A Focusing on "A New Vision of Masculinity,"and "Being a Boy" write an essay that examines the many meanings for "manhood." What does Julius Lester mean when he says, he wasn't good at being a boy? Provide a few examples. What are the consequences of this belief? Why does Cooper Thompson claim that misogyny and homophobia are interrelated (define both terms in your answer)? What does Cooper Thompson say are some of the costs of the traditional view of masculinity? Be specific and remember to use details/examples from each reading. Essay #3A Drawing examples from Deborah Tannen's essay, "Sex, Lies, and Conversation" describe at least three to four ways in which male and female language strategies differ. Then describe what those strategies ultimately reveal about childhood play and male/female socialization. That is, how does our play teach us to talk? Lastly, what are the consequences of the differences in male/female communication styles? SET B: Required
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PDA 201 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Rockland.

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