WST100-mid term study guide

WST100-mid term study guide - WST100 mid term Spring 2010 1...

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WST100- mid term Spring 2010 1. TERMS: 2. Gender/Race/Class Sex Determined by- ° Anatomy ° Hormones ° Genetic ° xx xy chromosome ° Estrogen and androgen Gender Determined by- ° System of social stratification ° You “DO” gender ° Learn it as children From books and toys
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Masculinity- toys with strength and power, teach them to be competitive and aggressive Femininity- toys teach girls to accessorize and appearance, awaken maternal instincts, domestic ° Organizes human social life in culturally patterned ways ° Major way that people organize their lives ° Gender is about performance Doing your hair & make up, clothing, gestures & movements ° institution that structures every aspect of our lives Caused by; family, workplace, the state, sexuality, language and culture Berdache ° Native American cross-dresser ° Usually a man, who takes on the dress, role and status of the opposite sex Scripts of Masculinity/Femininity ° BORN male & female ° LEARN masculinity and femininity ° Learn from a young age what it means to be masculine and feminine and children are taught a different set of skills Socialization
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° Starts at birth & continues to death FROM BIRTH Names, pink & blue showers, way we talk to babies Race ° Groups that the world’s population can be divided on the basis of physical characteristics ; skin or hair color ° Belonging to a group of humans who are the same physical features One-drop Rule ° Belief among some people in the United States that a person with any trace of African ancestry is black. Ethnicity ° Identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, or cultural group and observance of that group's customs, beliefs, and language. Class ° Division of people or things based on their rank & basic economic, political, or cultural characteristics ( ex; how much money you make, where you live, what you do). ° 4 measurements of class: 1. Pay 2.Responsibility 3. Prestige 4.Status
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Feminization of Poverty ° A change in the levels of poverty biased against women or female headed households °
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