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G & G Exam I class notes - G&G Class Notes What is...

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Class Notes 1/17/08 What is globalization? **Why are those impact so different? Are they positive or negative? Culture  – human constructed, diversity, variability, and patterns in the culture Gender  – culturally constructed; how are men and women different?  Bio vs. culture Gender inequality  – where does it come from?;  is it bio determined? Brain study?          Universal female subordination? 4 Basic Concepts Culture Gender Systems Capitalism Globalization 1.  Culture Learned not biological Invented around 2 mya Important to share w/ others Environments play a major role Have non-working parts of society A universal agreed natural instinct: baby sucking for eating Impacts: Cross-cultural interaction Human imagination Ethnocentrism vs. cultural relativism what works for that culture may not work for others which would not automatically make their ideologies  wrong. 2.  Gender and that is why they have different roles. Ex: Islamic culture & women veiling (b/c women are more sexual & need protection from themselves)
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************************************************************************************** **************1. 1.24.2008 Gender Systems Gender is culturally constructed biology? Studies of brain Gender ideology Gender Stratification – culturally  constructed pattern of gender inequality Female subordination universal? Patriarchy – is a continuum b/c it can vary  from min to high patriarchy societies Capitalism Global expansion, accumulation, profit, expansion work, “value”, power Public sphere Globalization Definition:  Global perspective Historical context – colonialism  World Capitalist System Biological differences X,Y chromosomes Other physical features, hormonal Feelings, emotions? Brain study Infant brains are identical In young adults o When thinking about nothing, men used old bottom part of brain, women used newer top part o w/ task men   left side of brain (rational/reasoning part) women  o women didn’t have issues figuring out emotions Sexual division of labor (theories) **Strength theory –  **Men are expandable What do the societies look like when the women are seen as more equal? As societies become more complex, the women’s status declines in those societies
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course SOCI 4356 taught by Professor Hawkins during the Spring '08 term at SMU.

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