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Topic A: Power, Sport and Masculinities 15:06 **More on a Micro-level —Individual level of analysis ** Macro (societal) level of analysis    micro (individual) level of analysis Topic 1: The Structure-Agency Debate and the De-Naturalized Body Ontology     : the nature of existence or being o There are different ways to exist Society structures, institutions, norms, rules and ideologies Individual experience identity and values Are we made by society or do we make our society? Ontological Questions Structure  agency Determination  Autonomy Constraint  Freedom Society  Individual Society- Individual Relationship Society (structures, institutions, norms, rules and ideologies) is made up of  the social interactions between individuals Individuals are both  products  (constituents) and  producers  (constitutors) of  society
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Marx Dialectic Ontology People make their own history but not as they please We are born into a certain society, class, ethnic and gender identity We are products of history ***People make their own lives but our ability to do this is constrained  by the  society in which we live (shapes individuals resources, experiences and  opportunities) C. Wright Mills Sociological Imagination Link our personal experiences with the society around us Active Bodies (practices, form, identities, and politics) Natural Biological Entity o Fundamental vehicle in which we experience life Social (cultural, political, economic, technological) Entity o Body meanings, images, identities, style, practices, size, shape Active body NOT NATURAL: it is physical and social construction Shaped by and helps to shape the social context/environment in which it is  located **Beauty has different definitions in different cultures Bodies are shaped by: I deological Formations  values, beliefs, ideas
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Cultural  T exts media forms and content Cultural  P ractices anything we do, acts, performances and routines I nstitutional Structures rules, codes, organization Topic 2: Unpacking Sex and Gender Sex     There is a  biological binary - male and female Biological Continuum o Everyone is not completely one or the other o Display characteristics of both in some form, somewhere in the middle Gender     A system of culturally determined roles, expectations, and identities  associated with two sex types NOT NATURAL: learned cultural norms and conventions through which our  gendered selves (experiences, identities and bodies) are created Gender Binary Traditional Male  leader, aggressive, powerful, strong, calm, pragmatic, 
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course BSCI 105 taught by Professor Jensen during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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