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Unformatted text preview: Gender Distinction between sex and gender:-sex is biological-gender refers to cultural, including psychological, differences (that are observed) between man and woman Culture and biology interact to form gender roles Gender what are expectations of men and women in give time/place and how much do we coincide with these roles? Example: Men = expected to be bread winners, not be emotional, sexually driven, protective. Women = nurturing primary caregivers of children and elderly, household work, and “second shift” In different societies, gender roles vary to certain degrees, gender roles are flexible = changing In all known human societies, women are expected to assume PRIMARY care (responsibility) for care of children. Gender is similar to ethnicity-ethnicity subjective component does the person identify with ethnic group?-gender what degree do people identify with gender? Varies Today: spectrum of gender roles = very widely opened than past Some people internalize expectations others demand of them = INTERNALIZED...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course W 302 taught by Professor Green during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas.
- Summer '07