Chapter 14- gender - Chapter 14: Gender Gender Roles: tasks...

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Chapter 14: Gender Gender Roles: tasks and activities a culture assigns to the sexes Gender Stereotypes: oversimplified but strongly held ideas about the characteristics of males and females Gender Stratification: describes an unequal distribution of rewards (socially valued resources, power, prestige, human rights, and personal freedom) between men and women, reflecting their different positions in a social hierarchy. Domestic-public dichotomy: Or the Private-public contrast Strong differentiation between the home and the outside world The outside world includes: politics, trade, warfare, or work When domestic/public spheres are clearly separated—public activities have greater prestige than domestic ones o This promotes gender stratification: Men are more likely to be active in the public domain than women Women’s activities tend to be closer to home than men’s are Matriarchy: Political system ruled by women—or a political system in which women play a much more prominent role than men do in social and political
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ANTHRCUL 101 taught by Professor Kirsch during the Summer '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Chapter 14- gender - Chapter 14: Gender Gender Roles: tasks...

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