Oct 3 Gender and Families

Oct 3 Gender and Families - Change to Reading Schedule...

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Change to Reading Schedule Regarding the readings for October 17 th , the required Blackwood reading, “Sexuality and Gender in Certain Native American Tribes”, is now recommended . In its place, the Lancaster reading, “Subject Honor and Object Shame”, is now required . This reading was previously listed as recommended.
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Gender and Families October 3 rd , 2007
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Sex vs. Gender Sex: “The biological characteristics that distinguish men and women” -sex chromosomes (XX, XY), sexual anatomy (testes/ovaries, penis/clitoris, etc.), sex hormones (estrogen/testosterone) Gender: “The social and cultural characteristics that distinguish women and men in a society” -clothing, emotional expressiveness, behavioral interaction, naming, social roles
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Can there only be two genders? -The American Indian berdache -The Asian Indian hijra Can there only be two sexes? -The European one-sex model
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Mcdonald during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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