Chapter 9 Key Terms - Key terms domestic-public dichotomy...

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Key terms domestic-public  dichotomy    Contrast between women's role in the home and men's role in public life, with a  corresponding social devaluation of women's work and worth. extradomestic    Outside the home; within or pertaining to the public domain. gender roles    The tasks and activities that a culture assigns to each sex. gender stereotypes    Oversimplified but strongly held ideas about the characteristics of males and females. gender stratification    Unequal distribution of rewards (socially valued resources, power, prestige, and personal  freedom) between men and women, reflecting their different positions in a social hierarchy. matriarchy    A society ruled by women; unknown to ethnography.
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Unformatted text preview: matrifocal Mother-centered; often refers to a household with no resident husband-father. patriarchy Political system ruled by men in which women have inferior social and political status, including basic human rights. patrilineal-patrilocal complex An interrelated constellation of patrilineality, patrilocality, warfare, and male supremacy. sexual dimorphism Marked differences in male and female biology besides the contrasts in breasts and genitals. sexual orientation A person's habitual sexual attraction to, and activities with: persons of the opposite sex, heterosexuality, the same sex, homosexuality, or both sexes, bisexuality....
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