Outline 2 Introduction part 2

Outline 2 Introduction part 2 - Outline 1: Part I: Theories...

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Part I: Theories and Terminology (Introduction) I. Gender a ) Men and Women before the invention of Gender (Antiquity-17 th Century) Women viewed as incomplete or underdeveloped men (there is no biological understanding of Sex) Aristotle (384-322 BC)= Women had low temperatures and could not grow genitals b) Emergence of “biological” gender (18 th -20 th Centuries) Despite the liberalizing effects of the Enlightenment and Revolutionary Era , the argument for inferiority and the denial for equal rights could be based on scientific principle Since the 19 th Century, folks assumed that both gender-role and biological gender were mutually inclusive (or one-in-the same). c) Biological gender vs. “gender role” The male gender is identified as having both a penis and a Y Chromosome while the female sex or gender is determined by their absence Is “gender role” or identity determined by this biological difference? Some (i.e. Joan Scott) view gender as the social
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course HIS 393 taught by Professor John during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Outline 2 Introduction part 2 - Outline 1: Part I: Theories...

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