Sociology-Chapter 10 Notes

Sociology-Chapter 10 Notes - Chapter 10 Gender...

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Chapter 10 – Gender Stratification (3-28-08) Gender and Inequality Gender - the personal traits and social positions that members of a society attach to being female or male. (social organization, shaping how we interact with others) Gender stratification - the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women. (gender effects and limits what we do in our lives) Male-Female Differences Cultural patterns, athletics, physical ability (males: 10% taller, 20% heavier, 30% stronger; females: 79.8 compared to 74.4) Gender In Global Perspective The Israeli kibbutzim - Jewish settlement; both men and women share in decision making. Margret Mead’s research (1935) - 3 societies in New Guinea. Mountains- both genders are cooperative and sensitive (feminine); South- both sexes are selfish and aggressive (masculine); West-similar to use. Culture is the key to gender distinctions. George Murdock’s research (1937) – found global agreement on which task are males and females. Male: Hunting and warfare; Women: cooking and child care. In sum
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