TERMS Lecture - Terms Lecture 1 Terms These terms are very...

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Terms Lecture 1
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Terms These terms are very much a part of contemporary discourse in a number of contexts, academic, political and social.
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Gender Sex Race Class Sexual Orientation
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Gender Socially constructed Not the same as sex
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Gender They consist of ascribed roles, behaviors and personality traits assigned to men and women which are deemed appropriate by society.
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Gender Gender roles are those masculine and feminine behaviors that are defined by society. They vary from culture to culture.
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Sex Is socially constructed Often refers to ones biological makeup, that is often viewed by society as being a “fact” and is often determined by ones physiological and hormonal characteristics. Sex roles- are impacted by differences in reproductive traits.
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Biological Determinists/Reductionists Both arguments used to discuss racial and sexual differences. Hormonal differences explain differences in
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course AFRO 335 taught by Professor Radcliffe during the Fall '09 term at CSU Fullerton.

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