Chapter8 - Sexuality and Society Sociology Eleventh Edition...

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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Sexuality and Society
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Sex: a Biological Issue The biological distinctions between females and males Primary sexual traits Genitals and Organs used for reproduction Secondary sexual traits Bodily development that distinguishes mature males and females
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Sex and the Body Hermaphrodites Possessing some combination of female and male genitalia Transsexuals People who feel emotionally linked to one sex, but are biologically the other Often expressed feeling is “trapped in the body of the wrong sex” Disregard conventional ideas about how males and females look and behave
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Sex: a Cultural Issue Cultural variation Showing affection and sexual position Notions of modesty Restrictions placed upon openness The incest taboo Found in every society The norm forbidding sexual relations between certain relatives
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition The Sexual Revolution 1960’s: fostered a new openness toward sexuality
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course SOCI 1301 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at Houghton College.

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Chapter8 - Sexuality and Society Sociology Eleventh Edition...

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