Gender and Race Team Lecture

Gender and Race Team Lecture - Gender and Race Team Lecture...

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Gender and Race Team Lecture 15:04 Nature verses Nurture: Gender and Race Biology o We can’t deny it. we have biological factors that make us different Social construction o Gender: a classification system that distinguishes male from female based  on a set of characteristics, often including behavioral, cultural, and  psychological traits  o Race: a classification system that distinguishes one group from another  based on physical characteristics.  o Ethnicity: a classification system that distinguishes one group from another  based on ancestry, history, language, and culture, (often, but not always,  includes religion)  The effect of gender, race and ethnicity is that in any given society  there tends to be a dominant group, and a minority group.  Dominant- have the wealth, power and prestige Minority- lack the power, the majority In other words, race, gender, ethnicity lead us to social stratification
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course SS SS101 taught by Professor Varat during the Spring '10 term at BU.

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