SOC 351_Lecture Notes_female delinquency trends

SOC 351_Lecture Notes_female delinquency trends - Gender...

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Unformatted text preview: Gender and Delinquency Gender and Delinquency Myths & Realities “Real Men” Outside of ideal masculinity box qualities Qualities “Real Women” Outside of ideal femininity box qualities Qualities How is the Social Construction of How is the Social Construction of Gender Linked to Delinquency? Gender Linked to Delinquency? R.W. Connell’s concepts of Hegemonic masculinity Emphasized femininity Key points from Chesney-Lind and Shelden: Key points from Chesney-Lind and Shelden: “The girl of 14 is the problem of today” Boston Globe , Sunday headline, 1925) “Offenses by girls up 89%” –FBI, 1943 Delinquent Daughters… “ready to kiss—or kill” (1955 docudrama) Historical Perspective: “Girls have become part of the epidemic of youth violence.” (2005) Prothrow-Stith and Spivak will soon market a curriculum to schools seeking to head off this new “epidemic” “Club Ophelia” and “Camp Ophelia” are programs cross- promoted by Time and major papers May 2006 “With its revealing look into the secret world of teenage girls and cliques, enlivened with the voices of dozens of girls… Queen Bees and Wannabes will equip you with all the tools you need.” “If your daughter has ever come home from school upset because her friends didn’t walk with her to lunch, if she has wanted to stay home or has run up to her room in tears and won’t tell you why, you may need this book…. Now, Odd Girl Out shines the light of understanding on the secret life of girls… 2002 “…traces the...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course SOCI 351 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Spring '10 term at USC.

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