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October 10 RQ

October 10 RQ - Name Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October 10...

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Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October 10 Reading Questions Chapter 6 (pp. 185-201): 1. What does Cherlin mean when he says, ‘Although sex isn’t new, sexual identities are?’ He means that although the act of sex isn’t new, defining one’s self through what their sexual preference is, is something new 2. In your own words, define the following: a. Social constructionist perspective- these explains sexual identities come about through social constructions b. Integrative perspective- explains sexual identities through both socialization and biological dispositions 3. Do you think sexuality is more the result of social or biological factors? Why? I believe it is more socially constructed because the importance of sexual identity defining people is something that is socially constructed and very influential in today’s society 4. a. What was the major conclusion of the Kinsey Report? That the distinction between homosexuality and heterosexuality is socially constructed b. For what reason might we question the accuracy of Kinsey’s results? His study
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