2.15.11 - 2.15.11 15:15 Gendercheckin

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2.15.11 15:15 Gender check in… According to the “doing gender” perspective, if we do gender “wrong” we are  held accountable and sanctioned- True Infants can name their gender, by age 2-3 children become fairly rigid and  inflexible about gender norms- False Mothers expect more gender normative behaviors from children than fathers  do- False Contemporary gender differences in school are primarily produced by  institutional structures and curriculums- False Children’s interactions across gender boundaries that simultaneously are  based on and strengthen those boundaries are called order work , according  to Thorne While conducting ethnography at each school, Thorne takes up what  childhood researchers call the least adult  rule A hidden  curriculum of body management and discipline is at work in schools.  According to Martin, this curriculum is gendered Which of the following is NOT a reason that schools are gender segregated o Crowded o Teacher sorting o Public context of evaluation o Age graded Research about gender neutral childrearing finds that experts give qualified  answers about whether or not boys can play with girls’ things. Which of the  following is an example of the kinds of qualifications experts give? o They say that gender is biological o They recode the behavior and say it’s not about gender or sexuality o They say that boys will become feminists o They say that only fathers cause gender neutral childrearing  Martin’s research on the “practices of preschools” documents the practices  that create gendered bodies. Some of these practices include “dressing up” in 
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course SOC 102 taught by Professor Mcginn during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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2.15.11 - 2.15.11 15:15 Gendercheckin

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