WST100-mid term study guide

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

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: WST100- mid term Spring 2010 1. TER MS: 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 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 ° 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)....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 12

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

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online