Gender - 2/6/2008 9:05:00 AM Gender Gender o A cultural...

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06/02/2008 09:05:00 Gender Gender o A cultural construction of sexual difference o About the cultural roles and expectations towards males and females o Cultural understanding of genetic, biological and cultural differences Differences in physical traits Differences in abilities Biological determinants o Biological differences define the social and cultural differences o Sexual dimorphism Differences in male and female biology o Cultural determinants Cultural differences determine gender roles Tasks and activities that a culture assigns to the sexes Gender stereotypes Oversimplified ideas about male and female  characteristics Gender stratification Unequal distribution of rewards between men and  women Recurrent gender patterns Subsistence contributions of men and women are roughly equal cross- culturally o In domestic activities, female labor dominates
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