Lecture 44 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 12/05/07...

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SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 12/05/07 Lecture 43 Sharing or distribution of lecture notes, or sharing of your subscription, is ILLEGAL and will be prosecuted. Our non-profit, student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course LECTURE I am projecting a slide show up here to help you review the themes and contents for this class. I just want to zip through some slides. You will find it very useful as a wrap up. We are going to go back to Rosie the Riveter and its practical examination of social and institutional construction of gender categories. When we think gender, we need to stop thinking in terms of fashion and dating and think about societal systems and think about particular places for those who are male and those who are female. You need to think about how society defines masculinity and feminity. Those are the social beliefs of gender. When we think about gender in systemic terms we need to think about what Hartman said. We need to think about the system of male domination over women in many walks of life that interact with each other and it has been going on for so long that it just seems natural. But, patriarchy is a system of gender based power that cross cuts and is interwoven with other systems of power including class, race and so forth. In the gender system, men organize themselves as men regardless of class to directly and indirectly control women and children. There are gender tensions but we call them personality issues between him and her in the marriage or workplace. If you step back you see that it is pervasive. Women’s movements, when they arise, have
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Lecture 44 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 12/05/07...

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