I&I CH2 - CHAPTER 2 MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES: THE...

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CHAPTER 2 MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE, CLASS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY
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Race Social status defined in terms of cultural beliefs about biological race (a collection of people with distinct physical characteristics that are passed on through reprodution); a category of individuals who share common, inborn biological traits who are widely assumed to also share behavioral, psychological, and personality traits that are linked to salient physical similarities
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Ethnicity concept that refers to statuses based on a shared cultural heritage; usually refers to nonbiological traits that provide members with a sense of common identity; often understood as an identity defined from within a group
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Gender It designates the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of masculinity and femininity Gender is constituted through the activity of managing situated conduct in light of normative conceptions of attitudes and activities appropriate for one’s sex category. Gender activities emerge from and bolster
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 3501 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at CSU Long Beach.

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