yg3 - SYG 2000 Chapter 10 Week 9 Studying Sexualities:...

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Unformatted text preview: SYG 2000 Chapter 10 Week 9 Studying Sexualities: Bodies, Behaviors and Identities  Researching Sexuality  American Sexual Behavior and Identity  Sexual Inequality Sexuality : identities we construct that are often based on our sexual conduct & often intersect with other sources of identity race, class, ethnicity, age, gender  Social subject to norms, ideas of correctness  Sexual script : set of ideas & practices that answer basic questions about sexual identity and practices who do you have sex with? What do you do? How often? Why?  Sexual socialization : the process by which your sexual scripts begin to cohere into a preference and sexual identity  Socialized by families, schools, religion, media & other social institutions  Sexuality as a social construction 1. Varies from culture to culture 2. Varies within 1 culture over time 3. Varies among different groups within a society 4. Changes over the course of life Physical attractiveness  Instinct vs. relativism  Differs over time & also among/within societies  Ex: blackened teeth, muscular men, blue chins  Social class  Sexual behavior : any behavior that brings sexual pleasure or release typically but not always involving sex organs  Differs widely among and within societies  Monitored by society  Appropriate & inappropriate sexual behavior  What is considered sexual behavior  Ernestine Friedel (1975)  2 tribes in New Guinea  Heterosexual intercourse weak men; Celibacy low birthrates Sex as enjoyable sexual satisfaction higher birth rates Other cultures  Differs greatly  Outside sex; Intercourse; Kissing  Trobriand islanders & women  Brazil & female adultery  Contemporary US  Heterosexuals initiated by men, woman resistant Same sex  Views on homosexuality differs  North American Indian Tribes 120/54 US California, Massachusetts, Connecticut Ancient Greece affection between soldiers Sambia of New Guinea sexual relationships among older & younger men Norms govern how we develop our sexual identities  Sexual Identity: identity organized by the gender of the person (or persons) to whom you are sexually attracted (sexual orientation)  Heterosexuality & homosexuality  Heterosexuality : sexual desire toward members of the opposite sex  Most common  Considered normal & normative  Learned within culture  Homosexuality : sexual desire toward members of ones own sex  Terms used as nouns in the mid 19 th century  Can sexual orientation change?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Joos during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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yg3 - SYG 2000 Chapter 10 Week 9 Studying Sexualities:...

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