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DSOC 1101 – Response Paper #4 Due in section the week of February 23, 2009 Answer one of the following questions based on the assigned readings for week 5. Limit your response to one, double-spaced, typed page. 1. In the Context reading, “The Sanctity of Sunday Football,” it is interesting that two of the four started mentioned – Dennis Rodman and David Beckham – have been just as noted for playing with gender roles as they are for playing their sport. Both are known as tough competitors, but are also known to wear eye-liner, pink nail polish, and feather boas. How do such infusions of complexity in the tight interplay of masculinity and sports affect the spectator’s perception of gender roles? How do you feel these actions are judged as
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Unformatted text preview: compared to, for example, the stereotypes surrounding female softball players? 2. “In modern societies, social position is not inherited at birth… yet the region and social class of the family into which an individual is born affects patterns of socialization quite distinctly. Children pick up ways of behavior characteristic of their parents or others in their neighborhood or county.” Drawing upon the concepts covered in chapter 4 of your textbook, provide two examples of this phenomenon from your own life and explain how you picked up some behavior or attitude characteristic of the region you grew up in and/or some behavior or attitude characteristic of the social class you grew up in....
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