Chapter 11-soc

Chapter 11-soc - Chapter 11 Sex and Gender Sex The...

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Chapter 11 – Sex and Gender Sex – The Biological Dimension Sex-  the biological and anatomical differences between males and  females Not always clear cut o Hermaphrodites o transsexuals Sexual orientation-  the preference for emotional sexual relationships with  members of… o The opposite sex  (heterosexuality) o The same sex  (homosexuality) o Both sexes  (bisexuality) o Neither sex  (asexuality) Gender – The cultural Dimension Gender-  the culturally and socially constructed differences between males  and females found in the meanings, beliefs, and practices associated with  “femininity” and “masculinity” micro level gender differences o how individuals learn their gender roles  o gender identity macro level gender differences o how social institutions perpetuate gender inequality The Social Significance of Gender gender stratification-
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 1305 taught by Professor Mueller during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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